Aug 12, 2022GreenStone appoints Brunner as chief financial officer
GreenStone Farm Credit Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Kimberly Brunner as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Brunner assumed the new role on Aug. 1, in sync with the previous announcement of former CFO Travis Jones transitioning to the chief executive officer leadership position for the association.
“Kim’s focus on both the details and the impact they have on others sets her apart. Having seen her knowledge and approach while she supported the association through her role at AgriBank, we knew we were fortunate to gain her experience when she joined GreenStone,” said President and CEO Travis Jones. “On top of that, having worked directly with her over the last several years, I am confident she’ll provide strong leadership and financial discipline to help assure the ongoing financial strength of our cooperative.”
Brunner began her career in the accounting and financial space over 30 years ago, earning a bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Iowa and becoming a CPA. She gained excellence in her skillset throughout her career in business financial analysis, auditing, internal controls, and financial reporting. Brunner has served in several financial roles over the years, having spent the last decade working within the Farm Credit System, first at AgriBank prior to joining GreenStone in 2019.
She most recently served as the senior vice president of finance and operations for GreenStone where she was responsible for financial reporting of internal controls, management of external financial audits, leadership of GreenStone’s operational team throughout its 35 locations, and overseeing various risk control measures for the association.
As the CFO, Brunner will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to issues affecting GreenStone’s long range financial viability, as well as day-to-day financial activities. She will be focused on the association’s finance and accounting activity, as well as the operations and facilities management teams.
“I am honored with the opportunity to continue providing leadership to the GreenStone team and its members,” Brunner said. “I’ve admired the focus on delivering quality and superior services to our members, and I’m committed to ensuring those values come with a sustained strong financial base to continue our mission long into the future.”