Humphrey re-elected Michigan 4-H Foundation treasurer
Melissa Humphrey, of Fowler, was re-elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its fall board meeting Oct. 7.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Melissa Humphrey, of Fowler, was re-elected to a third two-year term as treasurer of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its fall board meeting Oct. 7.
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 has served as Michigan 4-H Foundation treasurer and Finance Committee Chair since joining the Board of Trustees in 2018. Professionally, Humphrey is 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 president is Thomas Bosserd, of Plymouth; as vice president Andrew Walker, of Saginaw, staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Saginaw; and as secretary, Julie A. Chapin, Portland, state leader for Michigan 4-H Youth Development and MSU Extension Children and Youth director. The immediate past president is Sheila Wade Kneeshaw, of Detroit.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension.