Professional Profile: Gerald Summe 2019

Gerald Summe

Name: Gerald Summe

Title: Senior Vice President

Company: Wendel

Location: Williamsville, NY

Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

Education: High School and some college 

First job: Worked for my father’s construction business

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m presently the senior vice president of the local governments sector at Wendel. My experience includes over thirty years of municipal management in the fields of finance, capital project development and implementation. That experience along with basic knowledge related to construction, engineering and architecture make the work I do at Wendel a great fit. When I retire I will continue to be active either as a volunteer or part time consultant. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Having a glass of wine and sharing our day’s events 

Favorite book or author: Mark Levin 

Favorite movie: “Grand Torino” 

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)” 

One word to describe your work environment: Friendly and supportive

Rules to live by in business: Always do the right thing

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Jesus, wouldn’t matter

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Forest Ranger