Pine Hills Refinery's strategy in a warming world
Mar 30, 2023
Jake Reint
Pine Hills Refinery's strategy in a warming world

Koch Industries' refinery in Roseville is very productive with revenues around $10B/year. How will the refinery continue to evolve under climate change? What is the refinery's strategy for responding to climate change while coordinating its activities with other private and public entities? Jake Reint, Vice President, Public Affairs, Flint Hills Resources has graciously agreed to come speak to our club about these tough issues.
Jake Reint oversees corporate communications, public affairs andstewardship for Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industriesand a leading oil refining company based in Wichita, Kansas withoperations primarily in the Midwest and Texas. Reint has more than 20 years of experience as a communications and public affairs professional who specializes in strategic communications around major projects, crisis management, community engagement, media relations, and political and issues advocacy.
Reint started with Flint Hills Resources in 2008 as communications director for the company’s Pine Bend Refinery in Minnesota. Prior to joining Flint Hills Resources, Reint was vice president of Midwest public affairs for Weber Shandwick -- a leading international public relations firm based in New York. During his 12 years with Weber Shandwick, Reint represented a variety of notable organizations, including Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Polaris Industries, the Minnesota Vikings, Alliance Pipeline, Manitoba Hydro and the Prairie Island Indian Community. Reint has duel degrees in communication and journalism from Augsburg College5and the University of St. Thomas, respectively. He also has done graduate work at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Reint is a member of the board of directors of both the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Great River Passage Conservancy and serveson a number of local and national industry and business panels.