Mel Hall, co-founder and CEO of Global Village Foods, has lived in the Upper Valley of VT/NH since 1987. Originally from Memphis, Tn., a Dartmouth c/o ’91 and a Vermont resident for decades, he currently focuses on strategic direction for the Global Village Foods brand both in food service & in the CPG space. Prior to co-founding Global Village Foods, Mel and his wife ran a successful African restaurant in White River Junction, VT. Mel is passionate about growing sustainable food systems and community based action in the good-food-space, both locally, nationally and abroad. The vision is to build a national brand sourcing Vermont and regionally grown agricultural produce to the greatest degree possible, spurring local economic activity and creating career path & living wage employment. When not working Mel can be found biking, walking the dog, enjoying time with family or tinkering on the next potential innovation.