PRESIDENT & CEO
DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
EVENT & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Meg Jones Bair
Melissa is co-owner and chief financial and strategy advisor of Grinnell Heritage Farm, a 40-acre certified organic fruit and vegetable farm in Grinnell, Iowa. Melissa was employed full-time through Grinnell Heritage Farm from 2007 until the spring of 2019, when she joined the Grinnell College Office of Investments team as an accountant. Melissa has served as executive director of Local Foods Connection, a non-profit that provides low-income community members with environmentally-just local food. She has served on the executive board at Practical Farmers of Iowa and currently serves as a board member for Local Foods Connection. Melissa graduated from St. Catharine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a B.S. in accounting.
President & CEO