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District Director - Northwest
Sonya Ganther, SHRM-CP, PHR
Rick Schemm, SPHR Bio:
Sonya is Director of Human Resources at the School District of Onalaska (SDO). SDO employs over 400 people and serves the PK-12 population.  Sonya bears responsibility for the District's human resources functions, including recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits, and personnel policies and practices.  Sonya enjoys providing guidance to employees related to their performance, growth, development needs, and interpersonal relationships with peers and/or supervisors.  Sonya has worked in the human resources field for the past 20 years, most recently in the education sector beginning in 2011.  She holds a Bachelorís of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a SHRM-CP, PHR certification.  She has served as the Communications Director for the LASHRM Chapter, President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Winona MN SHRM Chapter and was a member of the 2013 WISHRM State Conference committee.

Email:  ganso@onalaskaschools.com
 
   
District Director - Southwest
Thelma Busker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Thelma Busker

Bio:
Thelma Busker is the Human Resources Manager at PlayMonster, formerly Patch Products, a toy and game company located in Beloit, whose mission is championing the power of play by creating quality toys and games for children, adults and families. She is a department of one, who is responsible for all aspects of the human resources functions including benefits administration, recruitment and retention, payroll, employee relations and engagement, policies and procedures,      Thelma has her Bachelorís degree in Human Resources Management from Judson University.  She has been a member of SHRM since 2006, serving on the Blackhawk Human Resources board for six years in the various roles including President and Secretary. She is also a member of Greater Madison SHRM and Rockford Area SHRM in Illinois.


Email:  thelmab@playmonster.com

   
District Director - Southeast
Maureen Gavahan

Bio:
Coming Soon...  

Email: 
mgavahan1@gmail.com

   
District Director - Northeast
Doug Hamm, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Doug Hamm Bio:
Doug Hamm, SHRM-SCP and PHR, is a full-time member of the faculty at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, WI.  As the Lead Faculty Member of the Human Resource Administration Program since August 2007, Doug is responsible for all accreditation and curriculum development for the college program.
 
Doug is a professional member of both the Sheboygan Area SHRM and Lakeshore Area Human Resources Association (LAHRA) chapters.  With Sheboygan Area, he served as the President of the local chapter from 2011 through 2013.  He also served as the Workforce Readiness Director for WISHRM from 2008 through 2009.  In addition to SHRM involvement, Doug is a Lean Six Sigma Certified Green Belt (working on his Black Belt) and is a Certified Facilitator for DDI.  Prior to LTC, Doug was the Director of the Kohler Operating System at Kohler Co. for five years.  He also is experienced in plant management with over 15 years of experience in the automotive, heavy-equipment, and machining industries.
 
His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Business Administration and History as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Illinois State University.
 
Doug and his wife Kerry reside in Manitowoc, WI and are the proud parents of Ryan, Emily, and Brent.  In his "spare" time, he coaches baseball for Manitowoc Lincoln HS at the freshman level.  

Email:  douglas.hamm@gotoltc.edu

 
   
District Director - Northcentral
Jay Stephany, SHRM-CP, PHR
Kristi Toner, SPHR

Bio:
As the Manager of Talent Acquisition, Jay is responsible for leading the Plexus Neenah Operations Talent Acquisition team to develop talent acquisition strategies for candidate sourcing, recruitment and selection, campus relations, community partnerships, social media recruitment, and team development that will bring great talent to Plexus. 
 
Prior to Plexus, Jay spent 15 years at Goodwill NCW as the Senior Seeker of Talent.  Before Goodwill, Jay worked as an HR Generalist at Dunham Express in Milwaukee.  
 
Jay received a Bachelorís degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2000.  Jay earned his certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2003 and his SHRM-CP in 2014.

Email:  Jay.Stephany@plexus.com​

   
 
 

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