Agriculture Team

Our Ag Banking Team is lead by our Ag Advisory Board. This board is composed of farmers and other industry leaders whose focus, experience and commitment helps us stay in touch with the needs, opportunities and challenges of our ag customers.


The Ag Advisory Board consists of:

Potter County representatives include:

Gene Kosa, Ulysses - Crop Farmer
Dale Hoffman, Shinglehouse - Dairy Farmer

Tioga County Representative:

Tim Webster, Wellsboro - Crop Farmer

Bradford County Representatives include:

Glen Gorrell, East Smithfield - Dairy Farmer
Martha Young, LeRaysville - Dairy Farmer
Dean Jackson, Troy - Dairy Farmer
Phil Rockwell, Canton - Co-Owner of a local feed mill

The First Citizens Ag Team Banking Members are:

Randy Black–CEO and President

Mansfield, PA 570-662-0444

Years in Farming–25 | Years in Ag Banking–23

Our commitment starts at the top. Randy is a farmer at heart growing up on his grandfather's farm and raising dairy cows today. He has over 23 years in Ag Banking and serves on the PA Bankers Agricultural and Rural Issues Advisory Committee.

Chris Landis –SVP, Senior Lending Officer

Troy, PA 570-297-0715

Years in Farming–26 | Years in Ag Banking–24

Chris leads our Ag Team. He was raised on a family farm, has been an Ag Banker for nearly 25 years and is a member of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania.

Northern PA Team

David Morris–VP, Business Development Officer

Wellsville, PA 585-593-7295

Years in Ag Banking–36

Dave brought 29 years of Ag Banking experience when he joined First Citizens in 2009. He was raised on his family farm and graduated with a BS in Agricultural Business Management from Penn State University.

Erin Cole–VP, Business Development Officer

Troy, PA 570-297-0706

Years in Farming–22 | Years in Ag Banking–12

Erin grew up on her family farm in upstate NY. She and her husband continue to farm today. Erin earned her BS in Animal Science from Cornell University and an AAS in Agricultural Business from SUNY Cobleskill. She has been an Ag Banker for over 12 years and is a member of the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board.

Southcentral PA Team

Dwight Rohrer - VP, Senior Lender

717-572-1492

Years in Farming–30 | Years in Ag Banking–13

Dwight has 30 years experience as a farmer and has been a successful Ag Banker since 2003. He is also co-owner of a small retail business providing him direct insight into the needs of farmers and small businesses.

Central PA Team

Blaine Fessler - VP, Ag Lender and Team Leader

Winfield, PA 570-768-4203

Years in Ag Banking–37

Blaine earned his BS in Agronomy from Penn State University. Blaine retired from the US Army Reserves after 30 years and a tour in Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Francis Strause - VP, Ag Lender

Winfield, PA 570-768-4203

Years in Farming/Ag Banking - 43

Francis has his BS in Agricultural Business Management from Penn State University and has 43 years experience with agriculture, dairy, swine and poultry production. He and his wife operate a farm in Northumberland County and currently produce broilers for Sullivan Poultry of Monroe, New York.

Kiera Meyer - AVP, Jr. Business Development Officer

Mill Hall, PA 570-748-6469

Years in Farming/Ag Banking - 12

Kiera who joins First Citizens from Clinton County, is a graduate of Lock Haven University. She has been involved in the family farm since 2004 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.