Ryan Hicks promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Farmers Alliance Companies

MCPHERSON, KANSAS — Ryan Hicks has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Farmers Alliance Companies, effective May 22, 2019. The announcement was made by Brian D. Lopata, President and Chief Executive Officer. With this promotion, Hicks joins the companies’ Executive Management Team.

According to Lopata, “I have the utmost confidence that Ryan has earned the trust and respect of employees across the company, and he is fully committed to leading, protecting and preserving our most valued assets: our culture and our people.”

Hicks joined Farmers Alliance in early 2016, after several years in sales-related leadership positions. His experience has shown his focus on building strong relationships, and a commitment to caring for others. As a member of the Executive Management Team, he will now assume additional responsibilities regarding Strategic and Operational Planning, in addition to management and direction of the Human Resources staff.

A graduate of McPherson High School, Hicks received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Friends University in Wichita, KS. He lives in McPherson with his wife, Jamie, and their three children, Allie, Colson and Cooper. Hicks is also involved in the McPherson community through the McPherson Recreation Commission, First United Methodist Church, various activities with his children, and singing at community events.