ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Ag States Group, an insurance and risk management subsidiary of CHS Inc., announced on Jan. 6 that Keith Illa has been named president of Ag States Group, effective Feb. 1. 

Illa will be responsible for leading the full-service insurance organization and will report to Lynden Johnson, CHS executive vice-president, business solutions.

Illa succeeds Corwin Tufte who served as president of Ag States Group and its predecessor companies for the past 20 years.

Illa joined Ag States Group in 2008 as sales director. Prior to joining Ag States Group, he spent a decade with Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance/Farmland Mutual Insurance company where he held a variety of sales and sales management positions. Illa earned a degree from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, U.S., and he has the CPCU designation by the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the CIC (certified insurance counselor) designation.