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Northern Team


Randy Black – CEO & President

Mansfield, PA
(570) 662-0444

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 – EVP, Senior Lending Officer

Troy, PA
(570) 297-0715

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.

Erin Cole – VP, Ag Lending Team Leader

Troy, PA
(570) 297-0706

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.

Katelyn Barney - Business Development Associate

Wellsville, New York
(585) 593-7290

Katelyn, a fourth-generation dairy farmer, is involved in her family dairy farm and also owns a few of her own cows, with the hope to grow her herd in the future. “I pursued a career in ag because it is something I am deeply passionate about; it is the core of who I am. A life without ag looks incredibly bleak. I desire to be a part of the minority, to support and strengthen ag. I also value educating others on ag.” She graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business Management, and after college spent time working on a Black Angus ranch in Montana. 


Central Team


Blaine Fessler - VP, Ag Lender & Team Leader

Winfield, PA
(570) 768-4209

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 I

Winfield, PA
(570) 768-4208

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.

Aaron "Luke" Vastine - AVP, Senior Credit Analyst Team Leader

Winfield, PA
(570) 768-4207

Aaron “Luke” Vastine is an eleventh-generation farmer and an Assistant Vice President, Senior Credit Analyst in our Winfield Loan Production Office. Today, he and his wife still work the family farm where they embrace their passion for draft horses, grow field crops, Christmas trees, hardy mums, and raise chickens for meat and eggs. When asked about why he loves his job, Luke said, “You don’t have to be a farmer to be a good ag banker, but when you understand farming you can tailor the products and services to the customer in the best way. Some banks back away from ag in tough times, but at First Citizens, that just isn’t our philosophy. We help our customers seek out options, such as diversification, for growth potential and profit improvement, and it’s that kind of commitment that makes all the difference.”

Jessica Smith - Business Development Associate

Winfield, PA
(570) 904-2323

Jessica grew up on her third-generation family farm in Middleburg, PA. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington where she was a member of their field hockey team. Jessica got her start in Ag Banking upon graduation, and quickly realized how much she enjoys working closely with the Ag Community.

Kim Henninger - Credit Analyst

Winfield, PA
(570) 768-4912

Kim Henninger grew up on her family’s beef cattle operation and livestock dealership business in central PA.  She attended Bloomsburg University with a dual major in accounting and business management.  Kim has worked in banking, primarily agriculture credit analysis, for over 16 years.

Colton Hoffman - Business Development Associate

State College, PA
(814) 231-8012

Colton Hoffman recently joined FCCB as a Business Development Associate in our State College Office. In 2013, Colton completed a Credit Analyst internship with us and we are excited he has decided to join the FCCB team. Prior to joining FCCB, Colt was Farm Manager for Hoffman Family Farm and previously worked for Genus Plc in the United Kingdom as a Genetics Services Specialist.


Southcentral Team


Sean McKinney - SVP, South Central Senior Lender

Fredericksburg, PA
(717) 202-3970

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 Lending Team Leader

Mount Joy, PA
(717) 202-3961

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 – AVP, Business Development Officer

Fredericksburg, PA
(717) 673-9424

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.

Adam Brandt - AVP, Business Development Officer I

Mount Joy, PA
(717) 928-9054

Adam Brandt grew up on his parents’ sixth-generation, 130-acre dairy farm in Elizabethtown, PA. After graduating from Delaware University with a degree in Agribusiness, Adam worked his family farm while managing a nearby broiler and hog finishing operation. Today, he’s a member of the First Citizens Ag Banking Team, but when he isn’t at the Bank, Adam is helping his family milk cows and tend to the corn, soybeans, barley and hay on their farm. “I’m not just your Ag Banker,” said Adam. “I’m also your fellow farmer.”

Kaitlin Bell - Business Development Associate

Kennett Square, PA
(267) 831-0601

Our new Business Development Associate, Kaitlin Bell, grew up on her family’s beef cattle farm B&R Angus in Nottingham, PA. From the time she was young, Kaitlin knew she wanted to find a career in agriculture. “For me,” said Kaitlin, “Ag Banking perfectly combines my passion for helping farmers with my education and beliefs.” Kaitlin attended Kansas State University, majoring in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal Sciences and Industry. She was named one of the 12 All-American Team Members by the Intercollegiate Livestock Coaches Association.

Nathan Graybeal - Business Development Associate

Fredericksburg, PA
(717) 483-2274

Nathan Graybeal is eager to help farmers in central Pennsylvania improve their operations and grow their businesses. Like most of our Ag Team, Nathan grew up farming. He graduated from Penn State University with a Major in Animal Science with a Business and Management emphasis. During that time, he also attained minors in Agribusiness Management and Poultry Science.

Lynette Gelsinger - Relationship Manager

Fredericksburg, PA
(484) 357-2048

Lynette grew up on her family dairy farm in Berks County, and today operates two farms with her husband where they raise broiler chickens, dairy replacement heifers, beef cow/calf pairs and cash crops.


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