Current vice president – Enterprise Risk Management has been with AgriBank since 2013.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Kim Brunner has been named interim chief risk officer of AgriBank effective October 1, 2018. Brunner joined AgriBank in 2013 and currently serves as vice president – Enterprise Risk Management.
"Kim Brunner is a proven leader at AgriBank and is well-known by the 14 Farm Credit Associations that are our customers and owners," said Jeff Swanhorst, AgriBank CEO. "She is highly capable of assuming broader management responsibilities and will ensure that our risk function provides consistent support to the Bank and Associations as we move through this transition."
Brunner and her team provide internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) support to AgriBank District Associations and are responsible for AgriBank and Farm Credit System integrated audit activities. They also are responsible for data governance and enterprise risk management, including risk assessment and reporting activities at AgriBank. The team also supports vendor management, business continuity planning and security risk efforts across AgriBank.
Prior to joining AgriBank, Brunner was a senior manager at PwC and was responsible for the AgriBank District audit. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience at both PwC and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Brunner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant.
"I'm honored to assume this interim appointment to lead the AgriBank risk function," Brunner said. "We have a talented team of professionals who are committed to ensuring we have the appropriate risk management practices in place to support Farm Credit Associations."
Brunner will succeed Jim Jones, who was named chief credit officer of AgriBank effective October 1, 2018. A national search for a permanent chief risk officer has begun and is expected to take several months. Until the position is filled, Brunner will also serve as an interim member of the AgriBank Executive Leadership Team.
AgriBank is part of the customer-owned, nationwide Farm Credit System. Under Farm Credit's cooperative structure, AgriBank is primarily owned by 14 local Farm Credit Associations, which provide financial products and services to rural communities and agriculture. AgriBank obtains funds and provides funding and financial solutions to those Associations. The AgriBank District covers a 15-state area stretching from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.AgriBank.com.