Director of Global Engagement
WMEP’s Director of Global Engagement, Roxanne Baumann, talks about the importance of exporting for Wisconsin manufacturers.
Roxanne brings more than 20 years of expertise in OEM direct sales, dealer/distributor networks, international sales and customer service management to her role as director of Partnerships and Alliances. Prior to joining WMEP, she managed the International Parts & Accessories and Licensed Product divisions of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. She has an extensive background in international business, especially in Europe, Latin America, South America, Australia and the Pacific Rim, and is an expert in “outside-in” manufacturing and process redesign.
In 2006 she received the US Dept of Commerce’s NIST MEP Innovator of the Year Award for her work on the Accelerate Supplier Results model. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Harry C. Brockel Award for her steadfast efforts to promote international trade and for her distinguished service to the Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA).
She is a member of Professional Dimensions, a past Board member and President of the Milwaukee World Trade Association, a member of the Milwaukee Purchasing Executives Forum and has served on the International Trade and eBusiness Advisory Boards of local technical colleges. Roxanne holds a BA from UW-Stevens Point and has done post-graduate work in business, international business and quantitative studies.