Hoeven Names Cassie Bladow as New Chief of Staff

Bladow to Replace Ryan Bernstein in Senator’s Washington Office

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Cassie Bladow will take over as his chief of staff beginning on April 9. Bladow will replace Ryan Bernstein, who started working for Senator Hoeven in 2000.

“We welcome Cassie back to our office and know she will serve the people of North Dakota well as my chief of staff,” Hoeven said. “Cassie has built her career as an advocate for agriculture. She grew up on the family farm and brings both on-the-ground and policy expertise regarding the agriculture industry. As a graduate of NDSU, Cassie understands the issues that are important to North Dakotans and her input will be valuable as we work on the farm bill and our other priorities.

“We thank Ryan for his nearly two decades of service to the people of North Dakota. He has been a trusted advisor throughout my time in both the governor’s office and the U.S. Senate and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Bladow currently serves as Vice President at the U.S. Beet Sugar Association, where she has helped to develop and manage public policy priorities for the nation’s beet processing cooperatives. Prior to working for the association, Bladow handled agriculture, transportation and public land policy for Senator Hoeven for nearly five years, helping to pass the 2014 farm bill. She is a graduate of North Dakota State University.  

Bernstein will be leaving Hoeven’s office to pursue opportunities in the private sector.