Board of Directors

At Frontier Farm Credit, our core values of honesty and integrity are at the heart of everything we stand for and are reflected in everything we do. By pledging to follow ethical practices, we’re reaffirming our commitment to ensuring the long-term interests of our customers are being served. Every action we take and every business decision we make are driven by these values. The board of directors has adopted a Code of Ethics.

Frontier directors uphold these values through Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics Policies, which define expected actions and behavior. All directors and employees are expected to conduct their official duties in a professional manner, and avoid conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and the appearance of impropriety with directors, employees, customers and others who conduct business with Frontier. This commitment starts with our board of directors. Our directors are proactive and focused on strategic and operational excellence that aligns with the best interests of our member-customers.

The board of directors is responsible for overseeing and interacting with senior leadership. Through their experience and knowledge, they exercise sound judgment on key aspects of our business including strategic planning, leadership development and succession, operating performance, compliance and stockholder value.

We continually review corporate governance guidelines to ensure they align with financial services industry best practices. In fact, as a privately held cooperative, Frontier’s board has proactively implemented changes to its structure and business practices to align with financial industry standards. The Audit Committee assists the board in fulfilling its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities. Click to review their charter.

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Meet our Board of Directors

Kathy Brick

Kathy Brick

An appointed Director, Brick has consulted for the last five years with private, not-for-profit and public companies on a variety of financial, internal control, and process improvement matters through both Kathy Brick, L.L.C., and an international management consulting firm. She also serves as managing director of Prairie View Holdings, L.L.C., a family farming operation in Missouri. She was appointed to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2014; her term ends March 31, 2021.

Ronald E. Dunbar

Ronald E. Dunbar

Dunbar is president of Dunbar Farms, Inc., and raises a variety of crops and hay, maintains a beef cow herd, and backgrounds and finishes cattle. He serves on the Franklin County Conservation District Board. He was elected to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2003; his current term ends March 31, 2019.

Jennifer Gehrt

Jennifer Gehrt

Chair

Gehrt is majority partner of G&W Ranch, L.L.C., president of Gehrt Farm, Inc., and an agricultural landowner. She also is associate director of information systems at Kansas State University, where she previously served as project director in the information services office and director of human resource services. She serves on the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum Board of Directors. Gehrt was appointed to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2011 and was elected to the Board in 2016. Her term ends March 31, 2020.

William Miller

William Miller

Miller is president of ABCD2 Cattle Co., L.L.C., a cattle feeding business, and co-owner of Miller Ranch, a ranch on which he and his wife run commercial Angus cows. Additionally, he does communications consulting for U.S. Premium Beef, L.L.C., where he previously served as vice president of communications. Miller is a member of the Morris County Hospital Board. He was elected to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2006; his current term ends March 31, 2022.

Lee Mueller

Lee Mueller

Mueller is president of Laus Creek Farm, Inc., and raises corn and soybeans. He serves on the Padonia Township Board and the Highland Community College Precision Ag Department Advisory Committee. Mueller was elected to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2015; his term ends March 31, 2021.

Steve Powers

Steve Powers

Powers owns and operates a farm and ranch that includes wheat, corn, soybeans, brood cows and stocker cattle. He serves on the Eastern Kansas Royalty Owners Association Board, Thayer Christian Church Board, Hidden Haven Church Camp Board and Thayer Cemetery Board. Powers was elected to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2010; his current term ends March 31, 2019.

Shane Tiffany

Shane Tiffany

Tiffany is president of Tiffany Cattle Co., Inc., a custom cattle feeding operation, Tiffany Holdings, L.L.C., an agriculture land holding company, and Tiffany Enterprises, L.L.C., a real estate investment company. He is vice president of Tiffany Family Farms, L.L.C., a farming operation raising primarily corn and wheat. He also has minority ownership in OWNX, L.L.C., a gold and silver investment company. Tiffany served as mayor of Alta Vista, Kansas, from 2014-2017 and was president of Alta Vista Grocers, Inc., a small-town grocery store, until 2017. He is an elder of High View Church and serves as a leader for the Flint Hills Men’s Encounter. Tiffany was elected to the Frontier Farm Credit Board in 2017, and his current term ends March 31, 2021.