Joe Havasi


Evolution of Great Salt Lake Minerals’ Pond Expansion Permit Request


The presentation will speak to the positive evolution of many elements of GSLM’s pond expansion plan that have occurred through better collaboration, transparency, flexibility and listening.   While there will inevitably some focus on detailed elements of the plan, it may also provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to benefit from the learnings we ha class=”ve had, which will hopefully benefit future discussions where there are competing interests or different visions for natural resources.

Joseph R. Havasi is the Director of Natural Resources for Compass Minerals International (CMP) of Overland Park, Kansas. In his role, Joe is responsible for directing all real estate, mineral resource / reserve assessment and management, water rights, and land-use planning and management for all of CMP’s subsidiary companies, including Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation in Ogden, Utah. CMP is an essential minerals company with operations across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom and produces salt, magnesium chloride and sulfate of potash.

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 working as a driller for a year, and conducting Environmental Site Assessments and hydrogeologic investigations before spending five years at Lafarge North America in Cleveland as a Land Manager, responsible for managing real estate, mineral rights and reserves, and land-use planning and management in the eastern US and Canada. He joined Compass Minerals in 2010 to lead its Natural Resources function.

Joe met his wife, Lynn, at Denison University; they have been married for 18 years and have two children, Joe (14) and Megan (12), and one giant Yellow Labrador Retriever, Jersey. Joe coaches youth football, basketball and baseball teams, and the entire family has visited and hiked our country’s great National Parks in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Terminal Mirage 247-3 by David Maisel

Terminal Mirage 247-3 by David Maisel