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The First Citizens Ag Banking Team Members


Randy Black – CEO & President

Mansfield, PA 570-662-0444

Years in Farming–27 | Years in Ag Banking–25

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 25 years of experience 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–28 | Years in Ag Banking–26

Chris leads our Ag Team. He was raised on a family farm, has been an Ag Banker for over 26 years, and is a member of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania.


Northern PA Team


Erin Cole – VP, Business Development Officer

Troy, PA 570-297-0706

Years in Farming–14 | Years in Ag Banking–14

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 14 years and is a member of the Bradford County Dairy Promotion Board.


Central PA Team


Blaine Fessler - VP, Ag Lender

Winfield, PA 570-768-4209

Years in Ag Banking–39

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.

Ian Weaver - Jr. Business Development Officer

Winfield, PA 570-768-4208

Years in Farming & Ag Banking - 10

Ian earned his BS in Agribusiness Management from Penn State University, where he also minored in Agronomy. He grew up on his family's poultry farm in Winfield and is proud to be the 8th generation that has worked on the operation.


South-central PA Team


Sean McKinney - SVP, Senior Lender


Years in Ag Banking–32

Sean has over 30 years of experience in dairy, swine, beef, and poultry production. He is a graduate of Cornell University Northeast School of Agricultural Lending.

Jason Landis - VP, Ag Lender


Years in Farming –14 | Years in Ag Banking - 7

Jason served the Ag community for years in a variety of areas within the industry, including Lending. He graduated with a BS in Business Management from Elizabethtown College. Jason serves as a Vice President on the Lancaster County Farm Bureau Board and actively farms with his family raising crops and cattle. He's also involved in the family milling business, Haldeman Mills. 

Benjamin Landis – Jr. Business Development Officer


Years in Farming & Ag Banking – 10

Benjamin earned his BS in Animal Science/Business Management from Penn State University and worked in dairy and poultry for over10 years. He is still actively involved in dairy farming and an active member in the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.


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