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Staff directory of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation, and MSC Business Services.

Staff Directory: Administration

Todd Bailey

Todd Bailey
Chief Administrative Officer
Administrative Secretary/Treasurer

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and PFB Members’ Service Corporation operate with a professional staff of 90. 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.

Staff Directory: Member Relations

Regional Organization Directors

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.

Tom Austin
Region 1

Board Districts 2 & 3

Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Monroe, Northampton


Neil Dembeck
Region 2

Board Districts 7 & 8

Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union, York


Ken Sechrist
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


Lance Medich
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
Women’s Leadership Committee Director


Bob Perhacs
Region 8

Board Districts 1 & 4

Columbia, Luzene, Schuylkill/Carbon, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming/Lackawanna


Heather Krumenaker
Membership Coordinator

717-761-2740

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.

Staff Directory: Government Affairs & Communications

Justin Clapper
Manager

Young Ag Professionals Committee Director

717-731-3518

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.

Ginny Keever
Office Administrator

717-731-3540

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
General Counsel

717-731-3572

Joe oversees legislation & regulations review, county Farm Bureau governance, agriculture legal proceedings, transportation, local ordinances & regulations, Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board and policy development.


Kyle Kotzmoyer
State & Local Affairs Specialist

717-731-3582

PFB’s principal Harrisburg lobbyist, that organizes Farm Bureau’s grassroots lobbying efforts to implement PFB’s state policy initiatives. Oversees agricultural program funding, rural development, state legislative committee coordination, FARMER PAC, dairy issues, and local affairs issues.


Grant Gulibon
Environmental Specialist

717-731-3547

PFB’s research analyst for state and federal environmental and other regulatory proposals affecting agriculture, concentrating on the topics of transportation, building codes, animal health and well-being, air and water quality, food safety, and nutrient management and CAFO regulations. Serves as staff liaison to internal and external committees, boards, and working groups formulating and evaluating such proposals and as a resource for individual Farm Bureau members with questions or concerns regarding regulatory matters.

Holly Cohick
Graphic Design & Website Specialist

717-724-9424

Holly oversees graphic design & print production, manages website design & content & security, logo copyright & branding, inhouse & portrait photography, and illustration. Assists with social media and videography.


Kim Flegal
Administrative Assistant & Special Events Coordinator

717-731-3580

Kim coordinates the PFB state annual meeting & sponsorships, Country Focus & Positively PA advertising, county newsletter ad sponsorship program and trade shows.


Will Whisler
Member Communications Director

717-724-9425

Will is the editor of Grassroots AdvocatePositively Pennsylvania, Farm Bureau Express, member communications, Companion, and Ag Alliance. He also is in charge of photography and videography and co-develops the Farm Focus podcast.


Bailey Thumm
Federal Affairs Specialist

717-731-3585

PFB’s principal Washington D.C. Lobbyist, and primary liaison with American Farm Bureau Federation. Organizes Farm Bureau’s grassroots lobbying efforts to implement national policy initiatives, analyzes federal policy and commodity market trends, and oversees farm labor and farm safety issues.


Vacant
Media & Marketing Specialist

PFB’s primary media contact also in charge of PFB’s marketing plan, co-develops the Farm Focus podcast, and runs our social media platforms.

Staff Directory: MSC Business Services

Michael Murcavage MSC Business Services manager

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.

MSC Business Services

Trish Williams
Payroll Service Technician

Trish prepare, verify and process client’s payroll, along with handling other payroll-related functions for our clients.


Karen Potteiger
Training Director

Karen develops, schedules and conducts staff trainings for our remote accounting staff while keeping abreast of program, farm management and tax-related changes. She is the primary auditor for our entity tax returns. In conjunction with this position, Karen also maintains a set of clients to keep her current in tax and farm related matters.

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.


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.

Staff Directory: Information Technology

Dave McAfee

Dave McAfee
IT Director

The Information Technology division 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 Brown
Programmer/Analyst

Greg is responsible for application development and maintenance of our Membership system, Commissions system, and various FMS applications. In addition, he administers our various websites and SSL licenses.


Ian Jones
Windows Application Developer

Ian is currently responsible for development and maintenance of several MSC Business Services applications.

Bob Mentzer
Programmer

Bob co-manages corporate network and information technology services including laptop and desktop computer deployment and maintenance, server and printer management, user account management, LAN security and virtual machine monitoring.  He is responsible for mobile device and VOIP phone system management, automated batch and tax processing software and provides oversight of the corporate SharePoint and Teams collaboration sites.  Bob also supervises the FACCTS accounting department for MSC Business Services.


Dale Myers
FACCTS Support Technician

Dale is responsible for FACCTS user support and FACCTS PC maintenance and leases.

Staff Directory: Controllers Division

Kristen Yost

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

Darlene Kapp
Senior Bookkeeper

Darlene handles all of the bookkeeping functions for the organization’s three entities: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, PFB Members’ Service Corporation, and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation.

Staff Directory: Health Services

Ed Weiss
Health Service Sales Manager

800-522-2375

Ed 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.

 

Staff Directory: Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture

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.

PA Friends of Ag Foundation two line logo

Paula Shoop
Ag Lab Director

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.