Staff

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Executive Team


President’s Office

  • Joe Newland, President -- 785-587-6600
  • Aimee Leicht, Executive Assistant -- 785-587-6604

Administration/Legal

  • Terry Holdren, CEO/General Counsel -- 785-587-6262

    Joel Leftwich, Chief Strategy Officer -- 785-587-6255

  • Brenden Wirth, Director of Political Affairs-- 785-532-8974

  • Aimee Leicht, Executive Assistant -- 785-587-6604

Advocacy Division

  • Ryan Flickner, Senior Director -- 785-587-6327
  • Kent Askren, Director of Public Policy -- 785-587-6156
  • Nancy Brown, Director of Policy Development -- 785-587-6111
  • Mark Nelson, Director of Commodities -- 785-587-6103
  • Claudia Hissong, State Affairs Manager -- 785-587-6108                               
  • Molly Torres, Administrative Assistant -- 785-587-6122


KFB Legal Foundation

  • Wendee Grady, Director & Assistant General Counsel -- 785-587-6101
  • Vickie Hoover, Foundations' Operations Manager -- 785-587-6614

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Division

    • Meagan Cramer, Director -- 785-587-6821
    • Sandi Cowdin, Assistant Director of Marketing -- 785-587-6119
    • Sheridan Wimmer, Assistant Director of Communications -- 785-587-6128
    • Greg Doering, Writer/Photographer -- 785-587-6120
    • Jennifer Alonso, Graphic Designer -- 785-587-6369

    Member Benefits

    Debbie Hargrave, Member Benefits Director -- 785-587-6118



  • Education & development Division

    • Edie Doane, Director -- 785-587-6102
    • Leigh Ann Maurath, Director of Leadership and Field Services -- 785-587-6000
    • Shannon Martin, Assistant Director of Foundation and Ag Education -- 620-886-1703
    • Janae McKinney, YF&R and Collegiate Programs Coordinator -- 785-587-6124
    • Christina Jeffery, County Services Coordinator  -- 913-548-6714
      Stephanie Eckroat, County Services Coordinator -- 785-639-4988

    Field Service Managers

    • Angie Danner, 1st District -- 785-587-6000
    • Cory Saunders, 2nd District -- 785-822-7249
    • John Kennedy, 3rd District -- 785-364-6017
    • Claire Coleman, 4th District --770-883-3056
    • Pam Dankenbring, 5th District -- 785-587-6000
    • Myndi Krafft, 6th District -- 785-587-6000
    • Matt McCabe, 7th District -- 785-587-6000
    • Open, 8th District -- 785-587-6000
    • Kori Davis, 9th District -- 785-587-6000
    • Jayme Pfeifer, 10th District -- 785-587-6000

    • Industry Affairs & Development

      • Vickie Hoover, Foundations’ Operations Manager -- 785-587-6614

      • OPERATIONS Division

        Kerry Spencer, Chief Operating Officer -- 785-587-6160

        Member Services


        • Kylie Shipley, Assistant Director of Member Services -- 785-587-6134
          • Jennifer Stewart, Assistant Director of Member Services -- 785-587-6113
          • Erin Petersilie, Assistant Director of KFB Health Plans -- 785-346-6185

          • Kelsey Hailey, Member Services/Special Events Manager -- 785-587-6114
          • Serita Blankenship, Member Services Manager - County FBs, Health & Safety Programs -- 785-587-6150
          • Lyndsey Ekstrum, Member Services Coordinator -- 785-587-6121
          • Anthony Seiler, Executive Director of Sedgwick County Farm Bureau
          • Ag Education and Communications Associate, Open

          Accounting

          • Brett Adams, Director of Accounting -- 785-587-6470
          • Julie Schurle, Assistant Director of Accounting -- 785-587-6468
          • Carol O'Neil, Accountant -- 785-587-6117
          • Kara Bruna, Accounting Assistant -- 785-587-6473


          Human Resources

          • Holly Jacobs, HR Manager -- 785-587-6808

          Information Technologies

          • Dan Strom, Senior Director -- 785-587-6367
          • Will Maize, Assistant Director of Technology -- 785-587-6130
          • Cindy Peterson, Senior Support Analyst -- 785-587-6107