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AFRICA AT NOON: ROGER ERVIN
October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“Development in Africa”
President and CEO, Blumont and International Relief & Development (IRD);
Former Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue; US Commercial Envoy to Africa
Roger Ervin is President and CEO of Blumont, Inc. and International Relief & Development (IRD) and brings over 28 years of experience from government, academia and the private sector. Previously, he worked as Senior Vice President for Global Markets at LMI, a non-profit consulting firm specializing in business process management. Ervin served as Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue and managed $62 Billion in state finances. In prior years, he worked as a senior executive at the law firm of Foley & Lardner and earlier founded an international consulting firm that advised Fortune 500 businesses on risk management practices in overseas operations. In the early 1990’s, he was appointed US Commercial Envoy to Africa and as a senior diplomat in the U.S. Department of State, Africa Bureau. Roger has also served on a variety of non-profit boards and as an elected member of the local school board. He also taught management courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Business and at the UW Department of Political Science.