Brenda K. Frank
Executive Vice President, Farm Credit Banking Group
Brenda K. Frank is CoBank’s executive vice president of the Farm Credit Banking Group. In this role, Ms. Frank is responsible for CoBank’s funding relationships with the bank’s 19 affiliated associations and other Farm Credit institutions.
Prior to joining CoBank, Ms. Frank served as president & CEO of Yankee Farm Credit, one of CoBank’s affiliated associations, which serves farmers throughout Vermont as well as portions of New York and New Hampshire. For 10 years prior to joining the Association, she directed Farm Credit Canada’s Western Provinces commercial lending and point-of-sale functions. In that role she worked closely with the board of directors to create long-term business strategy and develop enterprise risk management and corporate planning processes. Ms. Frank’s 31 years of experience in agriculture commenced with managing the family farm in Minnesota. She has also held roles in sales and IT with Syngenta, and managed grain marketing and agronomy sales at Cargill.
Ms. Frank holds a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Soil Science from the University of Minnesota. She is a Chartered Director from McMaster University in Canada and continues in the study and advancement of effective corporate governance.