Roger Ervin is Senior Vice President for Global Markets at LMI, a 52 year old consulting firm specializing in business performance management. Roger has worked for over 25 years in various capacities in government, the private sector and academia. Most recently, he completed an appointment with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle where he managed the state’s finances as Secretary of Revenue. In prior years, he worked as a Principal at the law firm of Foley and 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 by President Bill Clinton as US Commercial Envoy to Africa and as a senior diplomat in the US Department of State. He began government service as an economic policy advisor for the current Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden. He has served as a director on several non profits and has also taught public sector management at the UW Department of Political Science. Roger holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.