Floyd Rose

Author: CFFPP . Date: May 22, 2017

Floyd Rose, Ph.D., is President of the Wisconsin Supplier Development Council (WSDC), a nonprofit organization which supports and develops minority-owned businesses by facilitating important connections between corporations and minority suppliers of goods and services. Dr. Rose started the Wisconsin Supplier Development Council in 1984. Today, the Wisconsin Council’s membership involves 200 major corporations and 500 minority owned businesses. In 1987, Dr. Rose was involved in the creation of the Business Management Seminar (BMS), an executive management symposium that has been exclusively tailored for the owners and executives of minority-owned firms. Entrepreneurs from across the United States are brought to the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a five-day educational experience. During this period, business theory and practical application are integrated into a core curriculum taught by some of the country’s most distinguished business faculty and practitioners.

Dr. Rose received a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1976. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Mary (a retired elementary school principal). Dr. Rose is also the founder of the African American Communication and Collaboration Council and currently is a Board Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and 100 Black Men of Madison. He is a former member of the Edgewood Campus School Board of Directors.