Oshkosh Mayor to Join Wisconsin Procurement Institute Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute is pleased to announce Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings has joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Cummings is serving his second term as Mayor and is a lifelong resident of Oshkosh. His professional career includes 17 years of working for Mercury Marine as an advertising manager and director of marketing for the company. Mayor Cummings also owned an advertising company which included many areas businesses as his clients. He also serves on numerous local boards including the Oshkosh Zoological Society, the Winnebago County Historical and Archeological Society and the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

Mayor Cummings replaces Mayor John Dickert of Racine who recently resigned to become President and CEO of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Initiative.

“We are pleased to have Mayor Cummings join the Board of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute.  He will bring a unique knowledge and expertise to the table which will support WPI’s work in developing strong and successful federal contractors in addition to bringing federal dollars to Wisconsin. ” said Bill Hughes, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, and WPI’s Board Chair.  “We appreciate Mayor Dickert’s 4 years on the board and wish him success in his new position. His contributions have made WPI a stronger organization.”

Mayor Cummings joins WPI Board Chair Bill Hughes and Board members, Jean Marie Thiel, Belonger Corporation; Jeff Van Straten, Bentley World Packaging; Rod Copes, Titus Technologies/Heale Manufacturing; Richard Deschauer, DRS Power & Control Technologies; Baly Ambegaoker, CENTERPOINT Inc.; Herb Miller, Michels Corporation; Travis Schmuhl, Oshkosh Corporation; Jane Glass, Spacesaver Corporation; Andrew Bergholz, TAPCO; Dr. Robert M. Meyer, UW-Stout; Barb LaMue, WEDC and Aina Vilumsons, WPI.

WPI is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to help Wisconsin businesses win federal contracts, especially defense contracts.  WPI staff and extensive network of partners provided technical and professional expertise to Wisconsin businesses.  WPI’s mission is to assist Wisconsin business in growing their federal, state and local government sales, profits and jobs.  WPI is headquartered at the Technology Innovation Center in Milwaukee with offices in Madison, Camp Douglas, Wausau and Appleton.