WisBusiness: Fischer appoints new Commerce minority business head


Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer has appointed Aggo Akyea as director of the agency’s bureau of minority business development.

From 2006-2008, Akyea was the minority business enterprise program manager at the Department of Transportation, providing consultation to minority businesses in order to maximize their prime and subcontracting opportunities within the department’s state-funded purchasing and construction projects.

He served as marketing and certification consultant for the Department of Commerce from 1991-2006, certifying minority firms for participation in public sector contracts and organizing and conducting the annual Marketplace Trade Fair.

“Aggo Akyea has demonstrated the passion, talent and experience to be an authentic asset to my management team as we move forward in promoting the development of minority businesses,” Fischer said.

See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=121571