NateNate Melby is Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He joined Dairyland on February 29, 2016.

As Vice President and CIO, Nate is responsible for leading the strategy, development and implementation of information technology initiatives and systems that align and advance Dairyland’s business/operations strategies.

Nate has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology and Training from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Information Security and Telecommunications. He also earned a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School and completed the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth’s Business Engagement for the Security Professional (BESP) executive program.

An active member of his community, Nate is Fire Chief of the Town of Campbell Fire Department and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association. He is a recipient of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Rada Distinguished Alumni Award.

Prior to joining Dairyland, he led Information Security for Ingersoll Rand in La Crosse, Wis. He also held other positions in Global Telecommunications Engineering and Architecture, Data Communications and Information Technology for Trane and American Standard Companies.