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 for the PCA of South Central Kansas, the pre-curser to High Plains Farm Credit, in Dodge City. After a few years he moved to the Central Kansas area where he served in various lending and management roles for Farm Credit. Going to work for High Plains Farm Credit in 2000 presented an opportunity to come full circle in his banking career as he was back to the Association he originally started in.
Roger grew up in the South Central Kansas region and his career has allowed him the opportunity to still call it home today. His wife, Mary, also grew up in the area; they have two grown daughters, Lauren and Sarah. In his spare time, he enjoys farming and ranching and spending time with his family.