Meet The People of High Plains Farm Credit

At High Plains Farm Credit we establish long-term relationships with our customer-stockholders and our employees.  When you join our team you become a member of our family.  We are not a family because we work together.  We are a family because we respect, trust and care for each other and our stockholders.

Senior Leadership

Under the direction of our Board of Directors, High Plains Farm Credit is led by Kevin Swayne and an executive team who provides strategic direction and leadership for the Association, ensuring High Plains continues to fulfill its vision to be the preferred source of agricultural financing.

Kevin Swayne

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Kevin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017.  Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of High Plains from 2011 – 2016. He has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1995. Kevin has held numerous leadership positions in the Farm Credit System.  He currently serves on the board…

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Chief Credit Officer (CCO)

Roger was named Chief Credit Officer in July 2016. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President of Credit from 2000-2016. Roger began his career with Farm Credit as a FICB Trainee in 1984 after graduating from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Agri-Business. His lending career began as a loan officer…

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Chief Lending Officer (CLO)

Rob was named Chief Lending Officer in January 2017. Prior to 2017, he served as a Vice President. Rob attended Hutchison Community College and then graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Agri-business. He then began his Farm Credit career as a loan officer in 1993. Rob grew up on a wheat and…

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Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Travis was named Chief Risk Officer in January 2017. He joined High Plains as a Pratt loan officer in 2011. His Farm Credit career began in 2008 with US AgBank in Wichita. He is a Kansas State University and Wichita State graduate, earning a BS in Animal Science and a BBA in Finance. Travis and…

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Kelly Forell began her career with High Plains as Chief Financial Officer in December 2018. Prior to joining the Farm Credit Association, she spent over 25 years in public accounting and ag consulting including having owned her own accounting firm.  Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University…

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Our Team

Dodge City Branch

Regional Vice President

VP Loan Officer

AVP Loan Officer

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Hays Branch

Regional Vice President

AVP Loan Officer

VP Operations

VP Controller

VP Technology

Shannon Schmidt

AVP Administration

Marketing Coordinator

Accounting Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Larned Branch

VP Loan Officer

Crop Insurance Officer

Sr. Credit Analyst

Appraiser

Appraisal Trainee

Operations Manager

Senior Accountant

Accounting Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Ness City Branch

Regional Vice President

VP Loan Officer

Loan Officer

Loan Officer

Credit Analyst

Appraiser

Operations Manager

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Phillipsburg Branch

VP Loan Officer

VP Loan Officer

VP Appraiser

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist

Pratt Branch

VP Loan Officer

AVP Loan Officer

AVP Loan Officer

VP Human Resources

Operations Manager

Credit Support Specialist

Credit Support Specialist