Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2006
New Members of the Wisconsin International Trade Team

Wisconsin businesses seeking to expand or initial their export sales can call upon the services of two new members of the Wisconsin International Trade Team. Gregory A. Miller has been hired as the newest Outreach Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce International Division and will be starting May 1, 2006. His duties are to work one-on-one with Wisconsin businesses interested in initiating or expanding their international efforts by offering technical assistance, explanations of foreign business practices and distribution channels, market research advice, and introductions to the state's network of international representatives. Miller will be headquartered in Madison and his territory runs from Jefferson and Walworth Counties in the east to the Mississippi and from the Illinois state line to Stevens Point. Miller replaces Lou Janowski who retired after 16 years with the department.

For the last seven years, Miller has been an International Marketing Professional with Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership responsible for leading Florida's statewide economic development efforts. In Florida he provided counseling and support services similar to those we will be called upon to provide in Wisconsin. He has organized trade missions to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Australia. Miller is originally from the West Bend area. He has a Master's Degree in Management from the United States Sports Academy and a BS in Business Administration from UW-Green Bay.

Jennifer (Jen) Pino-Gallagher joined the International AgriBusiness Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as of March 6th. Pino-Gallagher most recently worked as international marketing manager for CUNA Mutual Group. She was responsible for the execution of strategic and tactical marketing initiatives in Europe, China and the Caribbean. She has held positions with Isthmus Publishing, Getty Images and the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation. In addition to her business experience, she has a farming background and a passion for agriculture.

Pino-Gallagher grew up on a small farm in northeast Iowa where her family managed a successful dairy operation. They also raised beef and hogs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. She also studied at the University of Colima and Monterrey Technical Institute, both in Colima, Mexico.

-- Stanley Pfrang

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