Nicholas Meinen is a Manager in the Internal Audit department of CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business.
Nick joined CHS in March 2015 as a Senior Auditor and became Audit Manager in June 2016. Prior to CHS, Nick worked for Xcel Energy in Minneapolis, where he spent seven years in various accounting, audit, and compliance roles. Nick’s other professional experience includes serving as the Finance Council Chairman for one local non-profit and providing accounting consultation to another in addition to running his own lawn furniture business.
Nick enjoys spending time with his family and has many hobbies including hunting, fishing, gardening, home brewing, and raising chickens.
Nick earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2007. Additionally, he became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2012 and a Certified Internal Auditor in 2013.
Nick adopted two children through Ampersand Families and has two additional biological children. Since the adoption, Nick has remained active with Ampersand Families participating in events, delivering training, and working with families in various phases of the adoption process.