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Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and PFB Members Service Corporation operate with a professional staff of 97 men and women led by Administrative Secretary/Treasurer Sam Kieffer. PFB provides its members with a voice in public affairs, industry-related 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.

kieffer sam web Sam Kieffer
Administrative /Secretary/Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer

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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.
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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.
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Member Relations Division


Member Relations 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). A membership drive is conducted each year as well as coordinating county Farm Bureau programs with local leadership.

 

ToddBailey 400x600 Todd Bailey
Manager Member Relations Division

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Todd is a graduate of Susquehanna University Sigmund Weis School of Business with an emphasis on marketing and business administration.  Before coming to PFB 16 years ago Todd was east coast training director for a Fortune 500 company. Previous positions held at PFB were Regional Organization Director and Marketing Director.


Regional Organizational Directors (RODs)

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
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Region 1 | Board Districts 2 & 3
Berks, Bucks, Chester/Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Monroe, Northampton


Justin Clapper

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Region 2 | Board Districts 7 & 8
Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland,
Snyder, Union, York


Kyle Kotzmoyer
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Region 3 | Board Districts 9 & 10
Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry


Joe Diamond
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Region 4 | Board Districts 11 & 12
Cambria, Clearfield, Bedford, Blair, Indiana, Somerset

Al Weber
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Region 5 | Board Districts 15 & 16
Beaver/Lawrence, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland


Brittany Eisenman
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Region 6 | Board Districts 13 & 14
Armstrong, Clarion/Venango/Forest, Crawford, Erie, Elk,  Jefferson, Warren


Brendan Reed
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Region 7 | Board Districts 5 & 6
Bradford/Sullian, Centre, Clinton, McKean/Potter, Tioga/Potter, Lycoming


Bob Perhacs
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Region 8 | Board Districts 1 & 4
Columbia, Luzene, Schuylkill/Carbon, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming/Lackawanna



Judy Moul/Membership Coordinator

Heather Krumenaker/Membership Coordinator

Judy and Heather 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 Division


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 working relationships with the news media and other groups.


JoelRotz 2018web2Joel Rotz
Manager Government Affairs & Communications Division

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Before being named manager, Joel coordinated the grassroots efforts of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members in several different positions regarding local, federal and state legislative and regulatory issues. Joel was a dairy farmer for twenty years and County Farm Bureau Leader before his employment with Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.Joel has a BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University.

Government

 

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.
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717-731-3572

 

Ginny Keever/Office Coordinator
Ginny is the office coordinator for state legislative conference, federal affairs trips
, FARMER dinner, state policy development meeting and regional legislative update meetings.
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717-731-3540

 

Joe Montenegro/Government Affairs Counsel
Joe oversees legislation & regulations review, county Farm Bureau governance,  agriculture legal proceedings, local ordinances & regulations, Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board and policy development.
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717.731.3572

 

Darrin Youker/Director, State Government Affairs
Darrin is PFB's principal Harrisburg lobbyist, and oversees  agricultural program funding, rural development, state regulatory proposals, transportation, state legislative committee coordination, and FARMER PAC.
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717-731-3582

 

Kristina Watson/Director, Federal Government Affairs
Kristina is the principal Washington lobbyist and oversees national farm programs, dairy Issues, federal regulatory proposals, farm labor & farm safety.
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717-731-3585

Communications

 

Holly Cohick/Graphic Designer
Holly oversees graphic design & production and logo copyright & branding.
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717-724-9424

 

Kim Flegal/Administrative Assistant & Special Events Coordinator
Kim coordinates the PFB state annual meeting & Sponsorships, Country Focus & Postively PA advertising, county newsletter ad sponsorship program and trade shows.
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717.731.3580


Liam Migdail/Director of Communications
Liam manages news media outreach & engagement, chief PFB spokesman, editor of Country Focus, Positively Pennsylvania, Farm Bureau Express, member communications, Companion and Ag Alliance.
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717-724-9425

 

Lorraine Potochney-Kobold/Website Director
Lorraine manages website design, content & web security and assists with county Farm Bureau webpages.
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717.731.3584

 

Bill Zeiders/Co-Director of Communications and
Wildlife & Domestic Animal Issue Specialist

Bill is co-director of communications and manages email marketing strategies, social media policy and strategy, 
Wildlife issues
and animal health/well-being.
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717-731-3541

 
MSC Business Services 


MSC Business Services
  corporation 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.


Mike Volinskie Michael Volinskie
Manager MSC Business Services

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Michael graduated from Lycoming College earning a bachelor of arts degree with majors in accounting and music performance. He started his career with MSC Business Services in 1999 as an Account Supervisor serving Snyder and Union counties. He was promoted to Regional Manager where he also managed six account supervisors in the Northeast region of Pennsylvania. He took a short pause from MSC as as hybrid business/ag lender for M&T Bank, then returned as manager of MSC Business Services in 2018. He has 20 years’ experience in agricultural related accounting and farm management.

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. 


Gail Bryner/Payroll Specialist
Gail prepares, verifies and processes client’s payroll and performs associated tasks in our payroll department. She updates and maintains client’s employer information, handles changes related to employee benefits, union dues, leaves of absences, pay rates, terminations, department transfers, and other payroll-related functions for our clients' employees.


Kathleen Meglio/Assistant Manager
Kathleen assists the manager in evaluating current and potential employees, assessing internal programs and related changes, organizing annual program updates, engaging and mentoring staff to meet personal and departmental goals, resolving client customer services issues and other applicable departmental matters as needed. 

Tara Sue Myers/Bookkeeping Specialist
Tara Sue manages our bookkeeping clients while compiling financial data into useful reports with MSC’s exclusive FACCTS accounting software. She is also our QuickBooks support professional and serves as administrative office support.


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.

Information Technology (IT)

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.

 


Dave McAfee 140pxDave McAfee/Director of IT Services
Dave oversees the Information Technology department and sets the priorities for application development and network infrastructure. He is a graduate of Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies/Economics and also holds a 1984 graduate of Penn State University a degree in Computer Science from Penn State University. Dave has been with PFB since 1984, starting as a Junior Programmer and promoted to Director in 2019.

Gregory Brown/Senior Programmer/Analyst
Greg is responsible for application maintenance and web development.


Robert Mentzer/Programmer/Analyst

Bob is responsible for FACCTS development, FMS hardware/software support, and tax processing.

Gemmy Siegel/Solutions Delivery Administrator
Gemmy is responsible for network, computer, and phone system support and administration.


Dale Myers/FACCTS Support

Dale is responsible for FACCTS user support and FACCTS PC maintenance and leases.
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717-731-3552

   
Controllers Division


The Controllers Division is responsible for corporate records and the administration of the Blue Cross group health insurance program.

 

William MontgomeryWilliam Montgomery
Corporate Controller


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Bill oversees the finances for PFB and Affiliates, the company fleet, and building and ground maintenance. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree as an Accounting major and joined PFB in 1984, starting out as an accountant and promoted to the Controller’s position in 2000.

   

Darlene Kapp/Senior Bookkeeper
Darlene handles all of the bookkeeping functions for the organization.


Kristen Yost/Senior Accountant
Kristen assists the Corporate Controller in preparation of the corporate books, financial statements, and other applicable financial matters of PFB and Affiliates.





Health Services

 

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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 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.

 

Charlene Shupp-Espenshade Charlene Shupp Espenshade
Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation

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Charlene received her Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science and minor in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech. Previously, Charlene was the special sections editor at Lancaster Farming newspaper for 15 years.

 

 
 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.
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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.