Kevin G. Riel

Chair

Kevin Riel

Kevin Riel is the president of Double ‘R’ Hop Ranches, Inc., a diversified farming operation primarily growing hops together with grapes and other row crops, and is a managing partner of WLJ Investments, LLC, a land holding and management company, both located in Harrah, Washington. He is a member and past board chair of Northwest Farm Credit Services, ACA. He is a director and governance committee chair of Yakima Chief Hops, and a member of the Nationwide Insurance Board Advisory Council.

He joined the CoBank board in 2014, served as first vice chair of the Board in 2017 and has served as chair of the Board since 2018. Mr. Riel is also chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Mr. Riel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Central Washington University.