ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Jake Hamlin has been named director of state government affairs for CHS Inc., the company announced on May 27. Hamlin will join CHS on June 2 and will be based at the company's Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, U.S., headquarters.

"Jake Hamlin brings a wealth of government affairs experience to CHS, including deep knowledge of agriculture, energy and business," said John Engelen, CHS vice-president government affairs. "In this role, Jake will be responsible for representing CHS positions and interests on a wide range of issues in the states in which we do business."

Hamlin joins CHS from Cargill where he has served as director, state government relations, since 2010 and also spent five years as a government affairs associate. Previously, he served as a committee administrator for the Minnesota House of Representatives, policy assistant for the legislative affairs director and forestry division planner for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

He earned a master’s of public administration degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., and a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, U.S.