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Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Baumann Receives International Trade Award
Roxanne Baumann, Director of Global Engagement for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has received the Advancing International Trade Award for Wisconsin from the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) International.
The award recognizes an individual’s or program’s dedication to international trade in their state and their outstanding achievement in supporting the growth of international trade.
“If I can give that confidence to others to expand exports, grow the Wisconsin economy and grow family supporting jobs, then I’m humbled to be making a difference,” Baumann said.
NASBITE announced the award at the association’s annual conference in Baltimore in March. Baumann received the honor this month at the Wisconsin International Trade Conference, held in Milwaukee and presented by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s World Trade Association.
“It’s wonderful to see Roxanne getting recognized for her hard work, dedication and the personal passion she exhibits in leading Wisconsin manufacturers on an all-important exporting journey,” Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Tim Wiora said.
A career-long international export executive, Baumann previously received the Harry C. Brockel Award from the Milwaukee World Trade Association for her efforts to promote international trade in Wisconsin. In 2010, she launched Wisconsin’s ExporTech program, a highly successful export expansion strategy. Prior to her work with the WMEP, Baumann managed the International Parts and Accessories and Licensed Products division of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Baumann was nominated for the award by NASBITE board members Amy Coon Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University, and Aleda Bourassa, president of ExportAble LLC
NASBITE is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 dedicated to the advancement of international trade and its activities. Since developing its credential program in the early 2000s, the organization has awarded more than 1,700 Certified Global Business Professional certifications. NASBITE International has its headquarters in Forest Hill, Maryland, and is managed by Stringfellow Management Group. For more information, go to www.nasbite.org
WMEP is a private, nonprofit organization committed to the growth and success of Wisconsin manufacturers. For more information, visit www.wmep.org