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Meet the Ag Team

Committed to nurturing financial growth in the farming community, our dedicated experts are here to understand your unique needs. Cultivate success with a team that speaks your language, offering tailored solutions for every aspect of agribusiness. Your financial journey begins here – where your agricultural dreams find fertile ground.

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.


“At FCCB, our dedication to agriculture shows in our industry experts who truly care about the success of each farm operation and the welfare of their families. In today’s environment it is important to work with an industry leader. We are proud to be one of Pennsylvania’s leading agricultural lenders!”


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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.


"As a member of the FCCB Ag Team, I bring nearly 30 years of experience rooted in family farming. A proud a member of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, I'm dedicated to serving our community with excellence."


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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.


“Agriculture shaped me to the person I am today. I believe the future of agriculture is bright and as an Ag Lender I am proud to work with farm families through all the aspects of their business.”


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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.


"As an agricultural banker, I find much fulfillment in being a trusted partner to farmers, helping them navigate financial challenges and achieve their dreams. Every day, I witness the resilience and passion of those who work the land, and it's an honor to play a role in supporting their success and the sustainability of our rural communities."


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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.


“Growing up on a family farm has taught me a lot of valuable life lessons and I know how important the agriculture industry is to not only our community, but our society. Knowing what farmers may go through, because I live it, and by having a personality where I like to help others I figured I would put both together and help the most important industry that helps drive this country.”


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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.


“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.”


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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.


"I got my start in Ag Banking upon graduation, and quickly realized how much I enjoy working closely with Ag Community."


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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.


“I am thankful that I work in a career that allows me to use the values I learned as a farm kid. I understand the joys and discomforts of agriculture life and I enjoy that I can apply my abilities to aid farms so they can continue for generations.”


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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.


“Growing up in agriculture has helped me understand the everyday challenges that face our agricultural communities. Continuing to be involved in agriculture allows me to help our customers overcome those challenges so they can be successful and realize their dreams with their families.”


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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. 


“My goal is to advance Agriculture, from a young family taking on their first Ag endeavor to Agribusiness looking to expand and grow, we’re here to help.


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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.


"Ag Banking provides me with one of the greatest opportunities to serve the selfless, hardworking, and genuine families who drive the agriculture industry forward."


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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.”


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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. 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.


“For me,” said Kaitlin, “Ag Banking perfectly combines my passion for helping farmers with my education and beliefs.” 


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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.


"As an Ag Banker, I understand that the future of our agricultural economy depends on wise financial management and planning. I enjoy serving others and am well positioned to support the success and growth of farm families, agribusinesses and small businesses in Lebanon, Berks and Schuylkill Counties!"


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Delaware Team


Stacie Warner - VP, Ag Lender & Team Leader

Wilmington, DE
(570) 768-4209


Stacie earned her BS in General Agriculture from the University of DE. She has worked in Ag lending for over twenty years. Currently, Stacie lives on a small family farm in Sussex County where she grew up.


"As an ag banker, what fuels my passion for this job is the opportunity to be an integral part of the agricultural community's growth and prosperity. Being able to offer tailored financial solutions and seeing the tangible impact it has on farmers' livelihoods is incredibly rewarding. It's not just about numbers; it's about building lasting relationships and being a trusted advisor in an industry that's not just about business but about sustaining our way of life."


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See What Our Fellow Farmers Are Saying

Working with FCCB we have found their team is insightful, practical, understanding. FCCB Is intentionally focused on Ag supported by experienced lenders that understand the nuances of the ag industry. They have unique insights with helpful services that are not matched elsewhere. Our lender always comes to us for paperwork and updates, the deposit pickup saves so much time, when we go to a branch the staff is always friendly and helpful, and all our banking needs are covered at one place.

– Caleb S., Five Points Ag

As fellow farmers, we appreciated our Ag Bankers similar interest in agriculture and the personal care we received. It was easy to see FCCB’s defined interest and involvement in the Ag industry. My FCCB Ag Banker was friendly and personable; he really understood our needs. He was knowledgeable in the agricultural industry and continually flexible to our benefit. He took the time to research the options available to us to meet our financial needs.

- Daryl M., Brecknock Orchard LLC

“Our family-owned business, Hamilton Equipment, chose FCCB because of their outstanding reputation in the Ag Community. They have an in-depth understanding of business, and the unique cycles and trends within the industry. We’ve found that FCCB is easy to work with, efficient, and always forward thinking. Quite frankly, FCCB is the best bank we’ve ever dealt with in our 84-year history!”

– Bob H.

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