2020

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MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2020– The Pohlad Companies, a privately held, diverse portfolio of organizations spanning multiple industries and sectors, today announced that Ben Hawn will join the organization, effective January 27, as Chief of Staff to Bert Colianni, Pohlad Companies’ CEO. Ben comes to the Pohlad Companies from Argentem Creek Partners LP in Minnetonka where he has served as Managing Partner & General Counsel since April 2016.  Prior to his work with Argentem, Ben held roles at both Pine River Capital Management and Faegre Baker Daniels. Ben served in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2003.

Through his military service, legal expertise, and variety of roles in private fund management, Ben brings a wealth of leadership experience and business acumen to this role. He earned a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 10, 2020- The Pohlad Companies, a privately held, diverse portfolio of organizations spanning multiple industries and sectors, today announced that it has aligned two of its consumer-facing businesses under the leadership of Chase Hawkins.

Hawkins has been promoted to CEO and President for Carousel Motor Group (CMG) and also has been named Senior Vice President – Retail Operations at Pohlad Companies. In this dual role, Hawkins will oversee both CMG and JB Hudson Jewelers, leveraging strategies between two of Pohlad Companies’ retail businesses. As part of this structural alignment, Nick Pechman, President, JB Hudson Jewelers, will report to Hawkins.

Hawkins brings 30 years of global leadership experience in automotive sales, service, marketing, product planning and pricing. He joined CMG in 2016 and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of CMG in 2019. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, Durban in his native South Africa. He has lived or worked in countries on five continents.