Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative
Melissa graduated from Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School in 1979, and she received a Finance Degree from the University of Wyoming at Laramie in 1984. She began working at Moreau–Grand Electric Cooperative, with headquarters in Timber Lake, SD in October 1984, thus closing in a 34-year career with the cooperative. She and her husband Doug Maher, along with their children Lacy and Dane, are involved in the family ranch along with Melissa’s mother and brother, Betty Lou and John Kost. Melissa and Doug have two beautiful grandchildren, CeCe and Waylon. Rodeo and great horses have been a passion over the years, and she also enjoys gardening and yard work.