Commissioner Melinda Hill
Years Served as City Commissioner:
2011 - Present
M.B.A. Western Kentucky University
Minor: Computer Science, Union University
Melinda Hill brings over twenty-five years of corporate business experience to the City of Bowling Green. She has worked for Fortune 500 companies, locally owned companies, a regional bank, a non-profit organization and Western Kentucky University.
Ms. Hill was Vice President of the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority, a position she has held for three years. In this capacity she was responsible for planning, promoting, directing, coordinating and managing activities for the Kentucky TriModal Transpark. The facility includes business and industrial development sites with access to state of the art facilities for communications and handling air, rail and highway cargo.
Melinda was also Controller for the Center for Information Technology Enterprise (CITE). Through this position she was responsible for securing and monitoring governmental grants as well as the accounting processes. She served as Director of Training for Southern Foods, Inc. where she developed and implemented training programs for 75 employees. Melinda also worked for Fruit of the Loom for 10 years and Trans Financial Bank for 3 years where she held management level positions in sales and marketing.
A Warren County native, Melinda graduated from Warren East High School where she held many leadership positions. Her most noteworthy was that of Kentucky State President of the Future Business Leaders of America. Through this position she traveled throughout the state promoting the importance of students learning about the business world.
Melinda is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in computer science. During college Melinda was active in student affairs serving as Vice President of the Student Government Association, Chairperson of homecoming for three years, and as a member of Chi Omega sorority. In 2001, Melinda received her Master of Business of Administration degree from Western Kentucky University.
Melinda plays an active role in her community. She is a member of Eastwood Baptist Church’s where she has served on the Finance Committee, Leadership West Kentucky Alumni, Leadership Bowling Green Alumni and for eight years the Chairperson for Students Turning Education into Potential. Melinda also served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers & Sisters for fourteen years serving as board chairman two of those years.
Melinda has two children. Hilary Hill a senior at the University of Louisville and Thomas Hill, a sophomore at Bowling Green High School.