CHS names senior VP of marketing communications

December 14, 2021 By    
Kirstie Foster


Agribusiness cooperative CHS Inc. appointed Kirstie Foster as senior vice president of marketing communications.

In her new role, Foster is responsible for advancing and growing the CHS image and reputation across all global brands and services and leading internal and external communications, executive support, advertising and all CHS digital platforms.

According to the company, Foster has more than 25 years of experience leading integrated marketing communications on a global scale, advancing business growth and fostering corporate reputations. She joins CHS from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where she served as vice president of brand, communications and social responsibility.

Before her time with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Foster spent 15 years with General Mills, where she served as director of corporate and brand communications and was responsible for creating and implementing integrated marketing and communications campaigns.

Kirstie is a terrific addition to the CHS leadership team and brings deep experience and impressive accomplishments to our enterprise marketing communications organization, says David Black, senior vice president of enterprise transformation and chief information officer. She has a track record of leading organizations through transformational change and creating alignment that delivers business results. I am confident Kirstie will help CHS and our owners create connections to empower agriculture.

Prior to joining General Mills in 2001, Foster was an account supervisor at public relations agency Weber Shandwick. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and speech communications with honors from the University of St. Thomas. Foster also serves on the board of directors for nonprofit organizations Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Angel Foundation.

Foster succeeds Linda Tank, who will retire at the end of 2021 after 37 years with CHS.

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