Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Aug. 29, 2019 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software and solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, announced today that Dan Wilbanks will succeed Vern Dosch as its new president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2020. Dosch will remain in his capacity through the end of 2019.
Dosch has been CEO and president of NISC since 2002. Prior to his appointment, Dosch served as chief operating officer from 2000-2002, and general manager/CEO of North Central Data Cooperative (NCDC), Mandan, N.D., from 1991-2000. NISC is the resulting organization created by the July 1, 2000, consolidation between Central Area Data Processing (CADP) and NCDC.
“It is with a great sense of humility, honor and gratitude that I close out my chapter at NISC,” Dosch said. “To see the transformation NISC has experienced over the years is nothing short of awe-inspiring. It wouldn’t have happened without the laser focus of our Board of Directors, the selfless dedication of our employees, and the many Members who believed in us, stood with us, and decided to put the importance and vision of NISC before their own needs.”
Dan Wilbanks, a native of St. Louis, most recently served as chief operating officer and vice president of Research, Development and Quality at NISC. A graduate of Lindenwood University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, Wilbanks has more than 40 years of experience in the technology industry, having started at NISC predecessor CADP as a software developer in 1979. Under Wilbanks’ leadership, NISC’s legacy software platform, the iVUE® Enterprise System, was developed and today supports NISC’s more than 840 Members with accounting, engineering, operations and customer care functions.
A resident of St. Charles, Mo., Wilbanks will work out of NISC’s Lake Saint Louis headquarters.
“I am humbled, honored and challenged by this opportunity, and I am grateful to the NISC Board of Directors for entrusting me to lead NISC into the future,” Wilbanks said. “The strength of NISC is centered around a group of talented employees working in partnership with our Members, with a culture of service and a spirit of innovation. Under this partnership, NISC has emerged as a leading national technology cooperative, and our commitment to serve will be at the forefront of all NISC plans moving forward.”
“We have no doubt that Dan will build on the tremendous legacy Vern left, and will transition NISC into its next chapter,” said Reginal Rudolph, NISC Board chairman. “It’s a pivotal time for the utility and telecom industries, and NISC is positioned to help revolutionize how we serve our end-consumer/customers. We look forward to building on our success and working with Dan to shape our future.”
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to 840 independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including billing, accounting, operations, automated mailroom services, third-party integration as well as many other solutions. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Shawano, Wis., Austin, Texas, and Blacksburg, Va., NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,300 professionals between the six locations.
Additional information about NISC can be found at www.nisc.coop, or please contact: