Kent Hartwig

Director of State Government Affairs, Gevo Inc.  

Kent Hartwig is the Director of State Government Affairs of Gevo, Inc. where he enacts low carbon policies at the state and local level.

Prior to Gevo, Kent engaged legislators on behalf of the Iowa and Minnesota Senates as well as the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs. He also worked for Advocacy Strategies, an Iowa-based multi-client lobbying firm, and Renewable Energy Group, a leading producer of biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Kent is a government affairs leader who specializes in building strategic governmental partnerships and has more than 20 years of experience working with state and local governments.

Kent lives in Des Moines, IA and has a BA in Political Science from Iowa State University and an MA in Communication, Public Policy from Drake University. Kent is also involved in the operation of the family’s century farm in Olin, IA.