Professional Staff Directory
Chief Administrative Officer
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the PFB Members Service Corporation operate with a professional staff of 90 men and women is led by the CAO/Administrative Secretary/Treasurer. PFB provides its members with a voice in public affairs, information and the opportunity for savings through services and member benefits.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau serves its members through the following divisions: Member Relations, Government Affairs and Communications, MSC Business Services, Controller and Pennsylvania Friends of Ag Foundation.
Keri Zeigler/Human Resources Director
Keri is responsible for carrying out all aspects of human resources, with a focus on formulating a strategic human capital management plan for all staff of PFB and affiliated companies. Working towards accomplishing set goals within the framework of PFB’s core values and mission, she establishes a direction for all aspects of the human resources functions, including programs, policies and employee benefits.
Ginny Keever/Executive Assistant
Ginny handles all logistics relating to the Board of Directors, including correspondence, meeting details and recording of minutes. She provides assistance in maintaining current corporate files, as well as assisting with payroll processing procedures.
Manager, Member Relations
This division is the link between the state organization and its 54 county Farm Bureaus. The state is divided into eight regions with assistance provided in each area by a Regional Organization Director (ROD). It conducts a membership drive each year and coordinates county Farm Bureau programs with the local leadership.
RODs each manage a multi-county territory with six or more county Farm Bureaus per region. They implement all programming, training and provide member engagement opportunities throughout PA. They deliver marketing, communication and public awareness opportunities in their local communities and responsible for the yearly membership campaign and growth of the organization.
Ethan Howard/Region 1 | Board Districts 2 & 3
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Monroe, Northampton
Justin Clapper/Region 2 | Board Districts 7 & 8
Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland,
Snyder, Union, York
Young Agriculture Professionals Committee Director
Kyle Kotzmoyer/Region 3 | Board Districts 9 & 10
Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry
Joe Diamond/Region 4 | Board Districts 11 & 12
Cambria, Clearfield, Bedford, Blair, Indiana, Somerset
Al Weber/Region 5 | Board Districts 15 & 16
Beaver/Lawrence, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Isaac Harrington/Region 6 | Board Districts 13 & 14
Armstrong, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Venango, Warren
Brendan Reed/Region 7 | Board Districts 5 & 6
McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Centre
Bob Perhacs/Region 8 | Board Districts 1 & 4
Columbia, Luzene, Schuylkill/Carbon, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming/Lackawanna
Heather Krumenaker/Membership Coordinator
Joyce Kutzner/Membership Coordinator
Heather and Joyce are responsible for maintaining the membership database and coordinating billings, and help members understand all PFB member benefits. They also handle customer service calls in addition to communications to county volunteer members.
Government Affairs & Communications
Manager, Government Affairs &
The Government Affairs & Communications Division is responsible for PFB’s lobbying and communications programs. It works to implement PFB policy objectives in state and national legislative and regulatory activities. It also provides members with information to aid in their involvement in policy development and implementation efforts and informs the public on issues crucial to agriculture and rural life. In addition, the division assists with the marketing of member programs such as Nationwide and builds productive workingrelationships with the news media and other groups.
John Bell/Environmental Issues Counsel
John oversees state & national environmental regulatory compliance, air & water quality, nutrient management & CAFO regulations along with state & national environmental legislation & regulation.
Ginny Keever/Office Administrator
Ginny is the office coordinator for state legislative conference, federal affairs trips, FARMER dinner, state policy development meeting and regional legislative update meetings.
Joe Montenegro/Government Affairs Counsel
Joe oversees legislation & regulations review, county Farm Bureau governance, agriculture legal proceedings, transportation, local ordinances & regulations, Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board and policy development.
Darrin Youker/Director, State Government Affairs
Darrin is PFB’s principal Harrisburg lobbyist, and oversees agricultural program funding, rural development, state regulatory proposals, wildlife issues, state legislative committee coordination, and FARMER PAC.
Kristina Watson/Director, Federal Government Affairs
Kristina is the principal Washington lobbyist and oversees national farm programs, dairy Issues, federal regulatory proposals, animal health and well-being, farm labor & farm safety.
Holly Cohick/Graphic Designer
Holly oversees graphic design & print production, and logo copyright & branding. Assists with social media & website.
Kim Flegal/Administrative Assistant & Special Events Coordinator
Kim coordinates the PFB state annual meeting & sponsorships, Country Focus & Positively PA advertising, county newsletter ad sponsorship program and trade shows.
Carl Kimmel/Member Communications Director
Carl manages news media outreach & engagement, chief PFB spokesman, editor of Country Focus, Positively Pennsylvania, Farm Bureau Express, member communications, Companion and Ag Alliance.
Lorraine Potochney-Kobold/Website Director
Lorraine manages website design, content & web security and assists with county Farm Bureau webpages.
Bill Zeiders/Co-Director of Communications
Bill is co-director of communications and is currently managing news media outreach & engagement. He also manages email marketing strategies, social media policy and strategy.
Director of Communications – position currently open
Manages news media outreach & engagement, chief PFB spokesman, editor of Country Focus, Positively Pennsylvania, Farm Bureau Express, member communications, Companion and Ag Alliance.
MSC Business Services
MSC Business Services employs approximately 40 professional and support staff, and provides services to members including income tax preparation, recordkeeping, payroll services, financial statement compilation, benchmarking and consulting.
Marie Achey/Payroll Director
Marie manages our payroll department which operates as a third-party payroll processor for over 160 clients. She has over 30 years of experience in payroll and 10 years of experience providing support to human resources in compliance issues relating to payroll.
Christine McFerren/Payroll Service Technician
Trish Williams/Payroll Service Technician
Christine and Trish prepare, verify and process client’s payroll, along with handling other payroll-related functions for our clients.
Karen Potteiger/Training Director (as of 9/6/2021)
Christine Stephenson/Office Administrator
Christine focuses on supporting staff in tax preparation and distribution of taxes, overseeing office procedures, accounting for receivables, coordinating admin and remote staff, and assisting our clients.
Tim Wirt/Director of Training
Tim develops, schedules and conducts staff trainings for our remote accounting staff while keeping abreast of program, farm management and tax-related changes. He is the primary auditor for our entity tax returns and chief mentor for our staff employed under 18 months. In conjunction with this position, Tim also maintains a set of clients to keep him current in tax and farm related matters.
Kanthy Vaylay/Operations Director
Kanthy assists in all phases of Division operation to help ensure effective communication between the Manager and other Business Services staff, as well as efficiency in operations.
Director, Information Technology
The Information Technology department is responsible for the PFB internal network and servers, telephone system, purchasing and maintenance of desktop PCs, printers, corporate application programming, and purchase and updating of third party software.
Greg is responsible for application maintenance and web development.
Dale Myers/FACCTS Suppport
Dale is responsible for FACCTS user support and FACCTS PC maintenance and leases.
Bob is responsible for FACCTS development, FMS Hardware/Software support, and Tax Processing.
Kristen Yost/Senior Accountant
Kristen assist the Corporate Controller in preparation of the corporate books, financial statements, and other applicable financial matters of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB), PFB Members’ Service Corporation (MSC), Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, and FARMER.
Darlene Kapp/Senior Bookkeeper
Darlene handles all of the bookkeeping functions for the organizations three main companies: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, PFB Members’ Service Corporation, and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation
Dave Fleming/Health Service Director
Dave oversees a program that delivers health, dental and vision insurance plans to PFB members and non-members as well.
Kim Lehmer/Health Services Account Representative
Kim handles the day-to-day processing of the health services cash receipts and assists members with new enrollments and medical contract changes. She also handles the contract invoicing and quoting for new business.
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation
The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation is a charitable organization supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and its affiliates. The foundation promotes agriculture literacy and education through in-school and community programs, such as Ag Literacy Week, Ag Careers, Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, Ag on the Go and Educator’s Ag Institute.
Natalie Slembarski/Director of Operations
Natalie is responsible for writing Foundation grants, coordinating the Annual Foundation Golf Outing, planning the logistics of Ag Literacy Week, develops Foundation fundraising events and is the state contact for National Ag in the Classroom.
Paula Shoop/Ag Lab Coordinator
Paula coordinates the Ag Lab program and other education programs.
Becky Freeman/Program Assistant
Becky is responsible for Ag Lab scheduling, Ag Literacy Week registration and accounts receivable.