Senior Leaders

Integral to the Association’s success, our senior leaders work toward our vision to be agriculture’s most valued financial partner. Meet the senior leadership team.

Senior Leadership Structure

As a cooperative, our Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing and approving individuals hired to the leadership team to ensure their talents and strengths align with the needs of the Association.

Senior Leadership Responsibilites

The leadership team is responsible for overall growth and success of the Association, including strategic direction and working toward our vision to be agriculture’s most valued financial partner.

Mark Jensen  

Mark Jensen
President and CEO

Mark was named president and chief executive officer in November 2017. Prior to that, he held the role of senior vice president and chief risk officer. Mark has more than 25 years of agricultural lending experience and has provided leadership in the areas of credit, risk management and appraisal, as well as service and strategic planning.

Scott Binder

Scott Binder
Executive Vice President –
Chief Operating Officer

Scott joined the Association in 2020 as chief operating officer. He leads centralized business solutions, lending operations, human resources, corporate services and organizational learning and development. Scott came to the Association from Farm Credit Council (FCC) Services, where as CEO he and his team provided organizational development, training and insurance services to Farm Credit organizations across the country. He also has led business operations for Comcast and Time Warner Cable. He began his career as a certified public accountant for Arthur Anderson in Denver.

SCOTT COZIAHR

Scott Coziahr
Executive Vice President –
General Counsel

Scott overseas the Association's legal team. He previously was engaged in private law practice representing financial institutions in the areas of commercial real estate and equipment finance.

Ken Keegan

Ken Keegan
Executive Vice President –
Business Development

Ken leads teams directly involved in customer sales and service activities including retail office delivery and insurance services. Ken has over 30 years of experience in the Farm Credit System with senior leadership roles in risk management, credit, appraisal, capital markets, agribusiness finance, facilities and equipment finance.

Craig Kinnison

Craig Kinnison
Executive Vice President –
Chief Financial Officer

Craig’s professional background includes 14 years with the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation in New Jersey in the role of senior vice president and treasurer. He also worked for six years in public accounting and is a licensed CPA.

Tim Koch

Tim Koch
Executive Vice President –
Chief Credit Officer

Tim was named chief credit officer in February 2017. He provides strategic direction and leadership to the Associations’ credit underwriting, appraisal and account resolution teams. Tim’s professional background includes seven years as a national bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency.

Krista McDonald

Krista McDonald
Executive Vice President –
Chief Strategy Officer

Krista joined the Association in 2015 as vice president of strategy and innovation. In that role, she was responsible for strategic planning, customer experience and fostering a culture of innovation. She was named chief strategy officer in 2020, and today leads strategy and innovation, emerging markets and organizational capacity and execution. Krista previously worked at ConAgra Foods as a brand director and served as a Washington D.C.-based agricultural policy aide for a Colorado congressional district.

Russ Wagner

Russ Wagner
Executive Vice President –
Chief Information Officer

Russ was named chief information officer in 2020. In that role, he leads application development and technology services. He joined the Association in 1997 and has led technology security, communications and cross-functional teams. Prior to joining the executive leadership team, Russ was chief technology officer and, among other things, was responsible for technology strategies, project priorities and enterprise risk reporting.

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Frontier Farm Credit serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in eastern Kansas. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.