Brenda K. Frank, President and CEO of Yankee Farm Credit, has been employed by the Association since September 2016. Ms. Frank’s 27 years of experience in agriculture commenced with managing the family farm in Minnesota. Subsequently, at Syngenta, she worked in sales and IT. At Cargill, she managed marketing and agronomy. For 10 years prior to joining the Association, she directed Farm Credit Canada’s Western Provinces commercial lending and point-of-sale functions, as well as worked closely with the Board of Directors to create long-term business strategy and develop enterprise risk management and corporate planning processes. 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 McMasters University in Canada and continues in the study and advancement of effective corporate governance.