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 First Citizens Ag Team Banking Members
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
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.
Sean McKinney - VP, Ag Lender and Team Leader
Years in Ag Banking–30
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.
Jeffrey Bollinger - VP, Ag Lender
Years in Ag Banking–18
Jeff earned his BS in Dairy & Animal Science and Production Management from Penn State University. He has served the Agricultural community for over 18 years, is involved in many Ag related organizations and currently owns Blue Spruce Suffolks.
Jason Landis - VP, Ag Lender
Years in Agriculture–11
Jason served the Ag community for over 11 years in a variety of areas within the industry, including Lending. He graduated with a BS in Business Management from Elizabethtown College.
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.