MADISON, Wis.—September 23, 2019—At WPS Health Solutions, helping veterans has always been a part of our mission. WPS was founded in 1946 in part to help World War II veterans returning to Wisconsin get the affordable health care that they needed.
We remain committed to those who serve our country. At WPS, hiring veterans is a priority. As of last count, we had 125 on our team. We wanted to share some of their stories with you.
Name: Lori Gibson Role at WPS: Customer Service Representative Hometown: Appleton, Wis. Time served: 1979-84 Branch of service: U.S. Army National Guard Rank: Specialist 4
Q: Why did you join the military? A: My father was in the service, a colonel with the helicopters here in Madison. I wanted to be like him. Also, he swore me in at Camp Douglas and then got to fly back home in a helicopter. I wanted to see the world while gaining useful skills and the opportunity to seek higher education.