Joe Havasi

Director of Natural Resources

Compass Minerals International


Joe Havasi is the Director of Natural Resources for Compass Minerals International (CMP) of Overland Park, KS. Joe is responsible for managing real estate, mineral reserves, water rights, and land-use planning. Joe is a geologist by training, having completed undergraduate studies at Denison University, a small liberal arts school in Ohio, completed coursework towards a Masters in Geology at The Ohio State University, and received an MBA in Finance from Youngstown State University. Joe has worked in a variety of roles and capacities, from drill helper, Project Geologist for URS Corporation (now AECOM) before spending five years at Lafarge North America in Cleveland as a Land Manager. Joe joined Compass Minerals in 2010 to lead its Natural Resources function and resides in Pleasant View, Utah. Joe met his wife, Lynn, at Denison University; they have been married for 24 years and have two children, Joe (20) and Megan (18). Since moving to Utah in August 2017, Joe has become a certified ski bum, and celebrates with glee at the near prospect of fresh powder! Joe also enjoys hiking and camping with his family.




Why We Care

  • Somewhere there should be a place for artists and tourists—if no one else is interested—to watch the gulls wheel into a flaming sunset and to ripple their hands in the smooth brine.

    George Dibble, "Deserted Site Remains Tourist Artist Mecca," Salt Lake Tribune, 1961