About CoBank

Board and Governance

Board Structure

The board uses a committee system to assist in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities. The board has established five standing committees, the charters of which are reviewed annually by the board: Executive, Compensation, Audit, Risk and Governance. (The charters are linked below.)

The bank uses an independent nominating committee which is charged with the responsibility to identify qualified candidates for board membership and to review director nominations, helping to ensure that the bank continues to attract a highly qualified and diverse board. No member of management sits on the CoBank board. No current board member may serve as a member on the nominating committee.

Executive Committee 
Charter
Members:
Everett M. Dobrinski, Chair
Benjamin J. Freund
Ronald J. Rahjes
Clint E. Roush
Richard W. Sitman

Audit Committee 
Charter
Members:
William M. Farrow III, Chair
Robert M. Behr
Michael S. Brown
M. Dan Childs
James R. Magnuson
Gary A. Miller

Compensation Committee 
Charter
Members:
Daniel T. Kelley, Chair
Catherine Moyer
David L. Reinders
Kevin G. Riel
Scott H. Whittington

Governance Committee 
Charter
Members:
David J. Kragnes, Chair
Jon E. Marthedal
Alarik Myrin
Karen L. Schott
Kenneth W. Shaw

Risk Committee 
Charter
Members:
Kevin A. Still, Chair
Russell G. Brown
Andrew J. Gilbert
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Edgar A. Terry

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