Kass joins CHS as digital strategy leader

Jun 20, 2013, 10:48 ET from CHS Inc.


ST. PAUL, Minn., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamara ("Tammie") Freund Kass, an experienced agricultural communicator and leader, has joined CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, as its digital strategy leader. Kass is responsible for leading the expansion of a full range of digital media to further strengthen the Fortune 100 company's connections with its key stakeholders in the U.S. and globally.

"We are excited that Tammie has joined our team to take our digital presence to the next level," said Linda Tank, vice president, CHS Enterprise Marketing and Communications. "Tammie brings a strong understanding of global ag trends, and we believe her proven track record of serving markets with relevant and actionable information solutions will help us embrace new platforms and deliver a more robust, interconnected CHS experience."

Kass joined CHS from DTN/The Progressive Farmer of Omaha, Neb., where most recently she held the position of vice president, content strategy and international agriculture. Kass has more than 15 years' experience in agriculture communications including leading information service products, creating editorial and media business management. She also has experience in creating and executing growth strategies, business development and working internationally.

In addition to her past leadership roles with the DTN commodity information service and The Progressive Farmer media business, Kass serves on the board of directors for the Agriculture Council of America and currently is the organization's secretary/treasurer.

Kass grew up on a family farm in Iowa, has undergraduate degrees from Iowa State University (journalism and agricultural studies) and has a Master's degree from Texas A&M University (international agriculture development).

CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.