Term Expired May 2017
Vickie Wessel is the founder and President of Spirit Electronics, LLC. She has more than 36 years of business leadership in sales, marketing, procurement, operations, contracts, finance, and quality systems management. Since its founding in 1979, Spirit has grown to support broad line electronic component distribution, supply chain solutions, and component value-added services. Vickie's innovative and business focused leadership and her continuous pursuit of quality and customer satisfaction has resulted in Spirit achieving many supplier excellence awards from Spirit's customers, Distributor of the Year by Arizona's Minority Business Development Agency, Distributor of the Year by the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council, and Region IX Subcontractor of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration. She was a recipient of AIA's "Amelia Earhart Award," recognizing women who achieve excellence in the aerospace and defense industry. Vickie's passion for improving the contracting environment for the benefit of small businesses throughout the nation is evidenced by her active affiliation with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. She currently serves as Vice President of the Foundation Board of the Electronic Components Industry Association, the Advisory Board of RevAz, and the Advisory Board of Enterprise Bank.