Kevin G. Riel

Chair

Kevin Riel is the president and chief executive officer of Double ‘R’ Hop Ranches, Inc., a diversified farming operation primarily growing hops, together with apples, grapes and row crops, and of Tri-Gen Enterprises, Inc., an agricultural marketing operation. Mr. Riel is also managing partner of WLJ Investments, LLC, a land holding and management company. All three businesses are located in Harrah, Washington. He is a former board chair of Northwest Farm Credit Services, ACA, and a director and former board president of Hop Growers of America, a trade association. He is also a member of the Nationwide Insurance Board Advisory Committee.

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.

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