Meet the cenexpert®

Headshot of Sarah Haugen, Energy marketing communications director

Sarah Haugen

Director of Marketing and Communications, Energy

Since 2017, Haugen has worked at CHS to help share how the Cenex brand powers rural America. By leading the marketing and communications efforts for Cenex, she helps inform CHS owners and customers about Cenex premium products and helps connect consumers to a locally owned retail brand that gives back to its communities. She has a master’s degree in strategic communication and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


Haugen’s expertise is in helping brands and organizations connect with their customers.


Haugen’s first job was as a gas station mascot working summer parades and community festivals.

Fostering Community Connection Through Inclusive Sports

Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports, based in Minot, N.D., is paving the way for athletes of all abilities to get in the game.

Providing Essential Food Resources to Children in Need

Find out how the Cenex Hometown Pride grant allowed the Hawley, Minn. based REACH® Inc. provides essential food resources to children in need.

Battling Food Insecurity for Neighbors in Need

Learn how the Hometown Pride Grant will help the Backus Community Café provide solutions to hunger for its community.

Keeping Support for Those Battling Severe Illness Local

Cares for Cancer, based in Hankinson, N.D., provides those in need with financial help for medical and transportation expenses.

Cenex® brand awards first Hometown Pride 2.0 grant

H&M Youth Rodeo Series, based in Howes, S.D., supports youth riders and ropers while bringing the local community together.

Cenex® brand videos celebrate community traditions

The Cenex store in Redfield, S.D., celebrates pheasant hunting, which is more than a hobby — it represents tradition, livelihood and community pride.