Kent Hartwig

Kent Hartwig Headshotedited

Director of State Government Affairs, Gevo

Kent Hartwig has served as Director of State Government Affairs at Gevo since July of 2022, where he enacts low carbon policies at the state and local level. Hartwig 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. Before joining Gevo, Hartwig 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. Hartwig graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Communication from Drake University.