Chris Jahn

Christopher L. Jahn is president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), working to represent and protect a prosperous fertilizer industry through legislative and regulatory activities as well as promoting a positive public image of the fertilizer industry and agriculture in general. Chris Jahn also serves as president of the Nutrients for Life Foundation (NLF).

Chris comes to TFI having served as president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) since 2006. Prior to leading NACD, Mr. Jahn served as president of the Contract Services Association (CSA).

Before joining CSA, Chris had an active role in the United States Senate for nearly 10 years working with U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming) in a variety of roles, including legislative assistant, legislative director and Chief of Staff.

After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science, Chris co-founded a book distribution business before earning his MBA from the University of Maryland.

A native of Wyoming, Chris and his wife, Marianne, now live in Fairfax Station, Virginia with their two children.