Humphrey elected Michigan 4-H Foundation treasurer
Melissa Humphrey, of Fowler, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Melissa Humphrey, of Fowler, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. The foundation receives donations from individuals and organizations to support 4-H youth development activities and to train Michigan 4-H’s adult and older teen volunteers.
Humphrey serves as regional vice president of sales and customer relations for GreenStone Farm Credit Services. In this role, she is the leader of the financial services officers, crop insurance agents and financial services staff in the Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Hart, Hastings and Ionia offices. She is responsible for customer service and for guiding and developing the sales team.
Humphrey began her career at GreenStone in 2004 as a credit trainee. She soon became a financial services officer, and later a senior financial services officer at the St. Johns branch. In this role, Humphrey assisted part-time farmers and country living customers with financing home, home site and recreational land purchases, as well as construction projects. A graduate of Michigan State University, Humphrey earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management. She also graduated from the Great Lakes Leadership Academy at MSU in 2015.
Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees are volunteers who manage foundation policies and operations and are community advocates for ongoing and increasing support for 4-H. They are also charged with overseeing the activities of foundation staff members and working on committees developed to facilitate foundation operations.
Also elected as officers were: president Sally A. Stuby, Centreville; vice president Sheila W. Kneeshaw, Detroit; and secretary Jacob M. DeDecker, St. Johns. The immediate past president is Douglas E. Lewis, Milan.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation owns and operates Kettunen Center, the state’s 4-H leadership training and conference center near Tustin, Mich. The organization also generates private support to operate and maintain the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens at Michigan State University. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit www.mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. More than 209,000
youth are involved in 4-H with the support of 16,000 adult volunteers. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit www.4h.msue.msu.edu.