Lake Saint Louis, Mo., July 20, 2021 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and broadband companies, is proud to announce that former President and CEO Vern Dosch will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in October. Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. cooperative community.
NISC’s success under Vern’s leadership (2002-2020) is well documented—Membership grew from 392 to more than 850; the employee population grew from 400 to approximately 1,400; investment in research and development grew from $1 million to more than $50 million; and his stewardship delivered record annual margins. His influence, however, extends far beyond those numbers. Throughout Vern’s career, he was active in local and national efforts designed to advance the co-op business model and leadership excellence, and he continues to be active to this day. Click here to view Vern’s full Hall of Fame induction profile.
“Vern’s profound commitment to Cooperative Principles runs through his character, his business dealings and his approach to life,” said NISC President and CEO Dan Wilbanks. “Throughout his career Vern demonstrated servant leadership, vision and heartfelt belief in collaborative decision-making, and NISC is honored to support Vern’s induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.”
The annual Cooperative Hall of Fame is a fundraiser hosted by the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF), a non-profit affiliate of the National Cooperative Business Association. Through its fundraising, CDF is able to provide recovery grants to cooperatives impacted by disaster, scholarships to train local cooperative leaders, and funding for research and education to advance the understanding of cooperatives.
The CDF is providing several sponsorship opportunities for organizations and friends of Vern to support his induction. If you are interested in sponsoring Vern’s induction or want to learn more, please click here.