Membership Director


The Membership Director is responsible for providing leadership to membership activities in chapters, particularly assuring that chapter membership directors have access to resources necessary to recruit at-large SHRM members to chapters, local chapter members only to SHRM, and non-affiliated HR professionals to both organizations.



Join a Local SHRM Affiliated Chapter Today

Join a Local SHRM Affiliated Chapter Today
"If you are not a member of a local chapter you are only half way there!"

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

If you are a SHRM member then you already know the importance of SHRM membership.  You know you can utilize a wealth of services and programs that give you that extra edge of HR knowledge to help you be a valuable resource to your organization.
Well, did you know that there are also local resources available to you as well?  Being a member of a local SHRM affiliated chapter will enhance your current SHRM membership in so many ways.
  • You will develop a local HR network of other HR professionals in your area who can share how their organizations handle HR situations, policies & procedures
  • You will learn about current best practices to make your organization more efficient
  • You will gain access to the latest information on local legislation that may impact your business operations
  • You may receive SHRM Certification Institute credit for attendance at various chapter meetings which have obtained SHRM approval
  • You will have an opportunity to develop your leadership skills by volunteering in your local chapter
Visit the Wisconsin State SHRM Council website at: or Contact Colleen Koerth, WISHRM Membership Director, to find the chapter in your area and learn more about the benefits of joining a local chapter.

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Contact Information

Colleen Koerth

Colleen Koerth, SHRM-CP, PHR
WI State Council Membership Director

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S. County Rd G
Janesville, WI 54547
Ph: 608.757.7724
Fax: 608.743.4407


DColleen Koerth, PHR, is the Manager of Career Development with with Blackhawk Technical College where she has held leadership HR roles since 2002.  In addition to working at BTC, Colleen has been involved with SHRM since 2002.  She has been very active within Blackhawk Human Resource Association, holding roles including; Legislative, Member Relations, Diversity Director and President.  

Most recently, Colleen has been serving on the State Council as the Southwest District Director.  In addition, Colleen also currently serves as Blackhawk Technical College's SHRM Student Chapter Co-Advisor.  Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. 


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