Michele Wells has more than 30 years’ experience in public relations, executive media training, marketing communications, crisis communications, sales management and business management. Her recent career has focused on agri-tech, agri-food, farming, food industry supply chains and farmland protection.
She has strong past experience in consumer product marketing, hospitality/food service, companion and farm animal welfare, law and business insurance.
She has represented for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Concentric Ag Corporation (Inocucor), American Farmland Trust, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Humane Farm Animal Care, IdentiGEN North America, Panorama Meats, Inc., U.S. Dairy Export Council, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, Coleman Natural Products, Westin Hotels and the Denver Newspaper Agency.
Michele started her career at Burson-Marsteller in Pittsburgh and Denver. She formed her own public relations firm in 1983, which was acquired by The Johnston Group in 1993 and became JohnstonWells Public Relations. From 1996 to 2009, she co-owned fine-dining restaurants in Boulder and Denver. She consulted with Burson-Marsteller’s food and agriculture clients in The Hague during 1999 and 2000.
Michele is a past board member of the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets and a past six-year board member of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.