Black Hills State University graduate, John D. Johnson, Class of ’70, was recently elected to the Twin Cities United Way board of directors.

Johnson is president and chief executive officer of CHS Inc., a national energy, grains and foods company. Johnson currently serves on the boards of Ventura Foods, LLC, CF Industries and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He is also an active member of United Way serving on the Campaign Cabinet and was awarded United Way CEO of the Year for his contributions to the 2008 campaign.

Greater Twin Cities United Way Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of United Way and ensuring the mission of United Way is carried out. The board is comprised of community leaders throughout the Twin Cities region, representing a cross-section of companies, nonprofits, government and faith and thought leaders. Members are recommended for election by the Governance Committee at United Way.