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July 2014 State Director Message

A message from your WI SHRM State Director, Margie Harvey, SPHR
Hello Wisconsin HR Professionals!
A quick look back to the first half of 2014 showed many Wisconsin SHRM successes!  We had awesome dedicated onboarding of several talented chapter and council leaders throughout the state.  Several state-wide learning opportunities were held, including Eau Claire and Milwaukee chapters hosting two successful and informative spring legislative conferences, our annual “Student Games” competition in Madison, and for the first time ever, Wisconsin hosted our 10 state north central region’s Regional Student Conference and Case Competition in Milwaukee!  Many dedicated HR folks were helping to lead and volunteer at these events, making them a successful learning and networking experience for the participants.  Thank you volunteers!!
As a result of some great council committee leaders and members, we’ve also continued to make good progress on our four state council strategies, which are:
  • Ensure Volunteer Sustainability
  • Grow External Partners
  • Establish External Branding
  • Fiscal Sustainability
Each council member and chapter leader across our state has contributed their time and efforts to help bring the HR profession to a higher level.  Thank you for your efforts and impact!!
Looking on to the second half of 2014 sees more HR opportunities for learning and networking.  Our SHRM chapter and council volunteer leaders “Leadership Conference” will be held on August 7-8.  And our upcoming annual SHRM state conference will be held in Madison at Monona Terrace on October 15-17.  The state conference committee has been hard at work all year, and has an amazing line-up of speakers, networking, exhibitors, and fun planned for you!  If you haven’t yet signed up, I encourage you to do so at  http://www.wishrm.org/2014-State-Conference to receive a discounted rate by July 31st. 
Lastly, we have six volunteer state council leadership positions available next year, and recruiting is just starting.  Being on the state council has several great benefits, including conference attendance throughout the year, great learning, leadership development, and networking both within and outside of our state.  These networks end up being life-long friends!  And it’s a great way to give back and invest in our future HR workforce!  Open council positions for 2015 are:  Workforce Readiness, Communications Coordinator, College Relations Director Elect, District Director Northwest, District Director Southeast, and Treasurer Elect.  See more details on all of these volunteer council positions on our http://www.wishrm.org/index.php?module=cms&page=154 website.  All of our 19 chapters throughout the state will also be looking for additional volunteer leaders as well.  Come join us!  It’s a very rewarding and career enhancing experience!
Margie Harvey, SPHR
WI SHRM State Council Director
Human Resources Vice President
Silver Star Brands

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Contact Information
Margie Harvey, SPHR

Margie Harvey, SPHR
WI State Council State Director
Silver Star Brands
250 City Center
Oshkosh, WI 54906
Ph: 920.232.6409
Fx: 920.231.1247
Em: mharvey@silverstarbrands.com
Term Began: 1/1/12

Additional Information
The State Director is the chief elected officer of the State Council and effectively establishes policy, strategies, and objectives consistent with SHRM, Region and National Board policies. The State Director provides guidance to Council members.

Margie Harvey, SPHR, is Vice President of Human Resources at Miles Kimball Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources with companies including Miles Kimball, Wisconsin Tissue, biotech company Genencor International, Ralston Purina, and the Dial Corporation. Her experience includes working in both union and non-union settings, in both line leadership and HR roles. She received her BA in Business and Economics from Iowa Wesleyan College, her MBA from Western Illinois University, and is lifetime SPHR certified. She is passionate about the importance of lifelong learning. Building strong leadership teams and an empowered culture of leader and employee development have been key responsibilities in her positions throughout her career.

Margie is president of the Miles Kimball Foundation, Wisconsin state SHRM (Society of Human Resources) Workforce Readiness Director, board member of the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club, board member of the UW Oshkosh Business Success Center, and Chair of the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center. She is a past chairman of the Business & Education Partnership committee of the “New North” Wisconsin region, and past chair of the Advisory Board of Fox Valley Technical College. She serves on the judging committee for the New North Workplace Excellence award committee, serves on the advisory council for Tom Wiltzius & Associates, and on the strategic planning council for UW-Oshkosh School of Business. Margie and her husband Jim and family live in Neenah WI.