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Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the PFB Members Service Corporation operate with a professional staff of 106 men and women led by Administrative Secretary Lou Sallie. PFB provides its members with a voice in public affairs, information and the opportunity for savings through services and member benefits.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau serves its members through the following divisions: Governmental Affairs and Communications, Member Relations, MSC Business Services, Safemark and Controllers.
The Governmental Affairs & Communications Division is managed by Sam Kieffer and is responsible for PFB’s lobbying and communications programs. It works to implement PFB policy objectives in state and national legislative and regulatory activities. It also provides members with information to aid in their involvement in policy development and implementation efforts and informs the public on issues crucial to agriculture and rural life. In addition, the division assists with the marketing of member programs such as Nationwide and builds productive working relationships with the news media and other groups.
The Member Relations Division is managed by Mel Eckhaus. The division is the link between the state organization and its 54 county Farm Bureaus. The state is divided into eight regions with assistance provided in each area by a Regional Organization Director (ROD). It conducts a membership drive each year and coordinates county Farm Bureau programs with the local leadership.
MSC Business Services is managed by Michael Evanish. The service offers members a variety of business tools ranging from basic record keeping to complete accounting systems, including computerized tax-filing systems. At each level, the services are designed to help clients improve their net income.
The Safemark Division is managed by Glen Rence. The division has a full line of tires, batteries and other farm supplies available to members through a network of 450 dealers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The Controllers Division is managed by William Montgomery. The division is responsible for corporate records and the administration of the Blue Cross group health insurance program.