Mark K. Scanlan is senior vice president of agriculture and rural policy for the Independent Community Bankers America® (ICBA). He leads the association’s advocacy with members of Congress and federal regulators for all issues related to agriculture and rural America. Scanlan has more than 30 years of agricultural policy experience and also serves as the secretary for ICBA’s Agriculture-Rural America Committee, which includes bankers from virtually every agricultural region in the United States.
Prior to joining ICBA in 1994, Scanlan worked for the Department of Agriculture in the Office of Congressional Relations under Secretaries Yeutter and Madigan. For eight years prior, he handled agricultural issues on Capitol Hill for Sen. Bob Dole (Kan.), the former majority leader of the U.S. Senate. Scanlan also worked for the Drovers Journal, a national livestock publication.
Scanlan’s family owned a Holstein dairy farm in Abilene, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in agronomy and business from Kansas State University.