Melissa M. Gilbertson

Melissa M. Gilbertson

Chief Operating Officer, Mairs & Power, Inc.

Joined the firm in 2007

Industry experience since 2002

Melissa became the firm’s Chief Operating Officer in April 2022. In this role, she oversees the daily operations of Mutual Fund and Advisory Operations, Human Resources, Office Administration, Information Technology and Investment Management Support, and assists the Management Team with the operations of those departments. In addition, Melissa designs and implements business plans, policies, and procedures according to the firm’s strategic plan and annual strategic priorities.

Melissa joined the firm in 2007 as the Mutual Fund Administration Assistant Manager and was appointed Operations Manager in 2012. Since 2015, Melissa has focused her time leading the Information Technology and Trading Operations departments.

Melissa has built a wealth of IT and project management skills through her previous positions with Alerus Retirement Solutions, Fairview Health Services, and United Health Group.

Melissa is a Co-Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, serves on the Executive Committee of the CFA Society of Minnesota, and is on the Board of Directors for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

She earned a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. 

Melissa and her husband are happy empty-nesters and spend their time traveling, hiking, and raising bees to sell honey that supports their local non-profit scholarship program promoting arts in the public schools.