New Board Member Announced

New Board Member Announced

MDI announced that it has appointed Megan Kellin to its board of directors. Megan is an entrepreneur and publisher who owns several businesses in northeast Minnesota, including the Lake and Company Magazine and Shop, Lake Time Magazine, Lake Bride Magazine, be.Media House, Hotel Rapids, The Joyride, Little Lazy Lodge, Kellin Reclaimed and Cohaus Collective.

“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to MDI’s board of directors,” said Jill Hesselroth, MDI board chair. “Megan’s commitment to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, both personally and professionally, paired with her innovative and visionary endeavors makes her an incredible asset to the organization.”

Kellin will serve a 3-year term. She currently serves as board member for the Itasca Economic Development Corporation, an organization focused on creating and retaining quality jobs in Itasca County, as well as the Entrepreneur Fund, which actively partners with entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin to spark growth and achieve success. She feels strongly about MDI because of its commitment to providing meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the team at MDI,” said Kellin. “MDI’s mission to provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities is near and dear to my heart, as is its commitment to providing jobs and growing the business community in northeastern Minnesota.”

Kellin and her husband have three kids. She is very close to her brother-in-law Marcus, who works at MDI Cohasset and has Down syndrome. Marcus is an inspiration for Megan’s advocacy work.