Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (CWI) is a unique non-partisan coalition that engages business, education, agriculture and labor in strategic collaborations dedicated to strengthening and growing the Wisconsin economy.
CWI was founded in 1981 and for more than thirty years has engaged in powerful strategic analysis of Wisconsin’s economic challenges and opportunities. We do so as skilled business leaders, institutional managers and policy experts dedicated to identifying and advocating for policies and activities that will support the retention and creation of family-supporting jobs, sustain prosperity and protect and enhance Wisconsin’s quality of life.
2017 CWI Leadership
Competitive Wisconsin is governed by an elected president, Sherry Husa, President and CEO of Managed Health Services Insurance Corporation, an elected vice-president, Mark O'Connell, Executive Director, Wisconsin Counties Association, along with an Executive Committee. The organization is managed by Executive Director William J. McCoshen, managing partner of Capitol Consultants — the leading results-driven lobbying organization in Wisconsin — and former chief of staff to Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, as well as former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce; and James B. Wood president of Wood Communications Group — a national public relations and market research firm specializing in strategic planning, issue management and governmental affairs — serves as strategic counsel to Competitive Wisconsin.
2015 CWI Executive Committee
|Mr. Eric Borgerding, President
Wisconsin Hospital Association
|Mr. Jerry Deschane, Executive Director
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
|Ms. Sherry Husa, President and CEO
MHS Health Wisconsin
|Ms. Rebekah Kowalski, Vice President, Sales Enablement & Solution Integration
|Mr. William McCoshen, Managing Partner
Capitol Consultants, Inc
|Mr. Mark O'Connell, Executive Director
Wisconsin Counties Association
|Mr. Michael Theo, President
Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
|Mr. Scott VanderSanden, President
|Mr. James Wood, President
Wood Communications Group