Kevin G. Riel

Chair

Kevin Riel is the president of Double ‘R’ Hop Ranches, Inc., a diversified farming operation primarily growing hops, together with apples, grapes and row crops, and managing partner of WLJ Investments, LLC, a land holding and management company, both located in Harrah, Washington. He is chair of the governance committee of Yakima Chief Hops and a member of the Nationwide Insurance Board Advisory Committee, and a former director and board chair of Northwest Farm Credit Services, ACA, and a former director and board president of Hop Growers of America, a trade association.

He joined the CoBank board in 2014 and has served as the board chair since 2018. Mr. Riel is also chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Mr. Riel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Central Washington University.