Executive Leadership Team

Marc Knisely - CEO

Marc began his Farm Credit career in the spring of 1981 as a Loan Officer with a Production Credit Association in Michigan. He has served in various management and leadership roles at a Farm Credit System association level including Branch Manager, Vice President of Producer Lending, Vice President of Marketing, and Senior Vice President. Marc has served as an association CEO since 1998. 

Jeremy Oliver - Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Jeremy has responsibility for Corporate Finance, the Asset/Liability Committee, Internal Controls and Loan Accounting.  Jeremy has served in his present role since 1998.  Previously Jeremy had responsibility for leadership of branch operations, producer marketing and has also served as the Chief Credit Officer in the Association.  In addition to these roles, Jeremy has worked at the Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis and AgriBank in St. Paul, Minnesota in various credit and audit roles. Jeremy’s career in agricultural finance began as a loan officer for Farmers Production Credit Association in Rolla, Missouri. 

Mark Rehovsky - Chief Marketplace Officer

Mark Rehovsky started his career with Farm Credit in 1986 as a Loan Officer in Ada, Minnesota.  In 1999, he took on the role of a Regional Vice President for AgCountry.  In 2012, Mark was promoted to the ELT position and is presently in charge of leading the branch teams. 

Jeff Schmidt - Chief Risk Officer

Jeff leads the development, communication and implementation of AgCountry’s Enterprise Risk Management framework. He also serves as the lead for all FCA compliance directives for risk management stress testing. In conjunction with the Board Audit Committee, he provides leadership and direction to the audit team.

Kim Zeltinger - Chief Credit Officer

Chief Credit Officer Kim Zeltinger manages loan approvals, policy and procedure, portfolio management and serves on the Executive Leadership Team and Asset/Liability Committee. Kim joined AgCountry in 1984 as a Loan Officer, and also worked as a Senior Agribusiness Lender and Credit Vice President before accepting his current position of Chief Credit Officer.

Randy Aberle - SVP Agribusiness and Capital Markets

Randy Aberle leads the 25-member Agribusiness and Capital Markets (ACM) and Retail Finance and Leasing (RFL) teams providing financing solutions to local, regional and national agribusinesses.  These departments currently manage commitments exceeding $2.4 billion. He is also current chairman of ProPartners Financial, a $1 billion Farm Credit joint venture providing point of purchase crop input supply financing for ag producers through a dealer network across the U.S.

Jessica Fyre - SVP-General Counsel

Jessica Fyre currently serves as SVP-General Counsel where she is the principal legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team.  She provides leadership to the legal and lending services team, which provides expertise to the entire association in the areas of loan documents, collateral, real estate and title, statutory and regulatory compliance, contract review and all other legal matters impacting the association.

Howard Olson - SVP Insurance and Communications

As Senior Vice President of Insurance and Communications for AgCountry, Howard is responsible for the marketing, delivery and servicing of all crop and life insurance products and responsible for AgCountry’s community image, marketing and philanthropy activities. He is also actively involved in state and national legislative activities surrounding agriculture and crop insurance. 

Jeni Strand - SVP Human Resources

Jeni Strand, SVP Human Resources, has 25 years of human resources management experience, which helps her to lead the strategic, operational and cultural direction of all things “people” at AgCountry. 

Becky Thibert - SVP Strategic Technology

Becky Thibert, VP Strategic Technology, works with other senior leaders to develop and implement technology strategy for AgCountry. Her department provides project management, business analyst and training resources to assist with process improvement and implementation.

  • Interested in serving?

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