Joe Havasi

Director of Natural Resources

Compass Minerals International

Bio:

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.

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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