George Cusick returns to the office of District 10 Commander after serving three terms in 2019-2022. Born and raised in Shell Lake, he served eight years in the United States Air Force as an electronics tech working on heavy ground radar. He saw duty on the East/West German Border and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Korea and was discharged as a Staff Sargeant.
George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His work career included OEM Sales Manager at AMF Paragon Electric in Two Rivers; Sales Engineer with Grissinger-Johnson Sales, Minneapolis; Minnesota, and District Sales Engineer with Cooper Industries-Bussmann Division.
A Life Member of Springbrook-Trego-Earl VFW Post 10568, where he is currently Post Service Officer, George is also a Past Commander of VFW Post 9867 formerly in Shell Lake. Additionally, he is active with Shell Lake AL Post 225 (current Commander) and AmVets Post 190 in Spooner (Judge Advocate).
As a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, George served as District Vice Chairman and District Commissioner for Three Rivers BSA as well as Committee Chairman for Scout Troop 524 in Coon Rapids, MN. He was also active with the Chippewa Valley Scouts. Currently, he is Advancement Chair for Troop 468 and Cub Scout Pack 51 in Shell Lake, as well as a Merit Badge Counselor.
This busy man has also served on the North Central Electrical League Board, and the Minnesota Electrical Association Board, plus coached women’s and girls’ softball teams, girls’ basketball and boys’ softball and baseball. And in his "spare” time, he currently represents District 13 on the Washburn County Board of Supervisors.
George and his wife Linda live in Shell Lake and have three children and four grandchildren.