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January 2016 State Director Message

A Message from Your WI SHRM State Director
Happy New Year Everyone!

First, Iíd like to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to all the WI SHRM State Council members that served in 2015.   Every member of our council and state conference planning committee is an integral part of our success.   We all share a passion for volunteering and advancing the HR profession.  Sometimes, it is hard to juggle everything and still successfully manage our volunteer commitments. The state council and conference planning committee (along with chapter leaders throughout the state) deserve a big pat on the back for all their efforts!

As we begin 2016, Iím filled with optimism and excitement!  This year will bring new opportunities for all of us to network, volunteer, lead, learn, and advance our profession.  I hope youíll take advantage of many of these opportunities including our WI SHRM Student Games in March, our second annual WI SHRM Day on the Hill in April, our state leadership conference in August, and our state conference in October.   See more details on all of these conferences on our www.wishrm.org website.  Come join us!

A quick look back to 2015 showed many SHRM successes, including a very successful state conference (with record attendance levels!), WI SHRM Day on the Hill, and WI SHRM leadership conference.  As a result of some great council committee leaders, weíve also made good progress on our state council strategies and been able to maintain many of activities year over year. 

If you have comments, questions, suggestions, ideas or feedback for me, Iíd love to hear from you!  Thank you and Happy New Year!

Katie Walk, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Council Director

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Contact Information
Margie Harvey, SPHR
Katie Walk, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
WI State Council State Director
Kelly Services
2004 Highland Avenue, Suite D
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Ph: 715.834.8001
Em: reidkat@kellyservices.com
Term Began: 1/1/15

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.

Katie joined Kelly Services in 1999.  Throughout her tenure with the organization she has served as Account Representative, City Manager, and National Implementation Manager.  In 2008, Katie assumed her current role as District Manager overseeing the development, service, and people management of the operations in Eau Claire.   Katie has been actively involved in SHRM serving as VP of Membership, VP of Programming, and President of the Chippewa Valley SHRM chapter and as Northwest District Director for the WI SHRM State Council for two years.  In addition, Katie serves on the Junior League of Eau Claire Board of Directors and is an active Junior Achievement volunteer and speaker.   Katie received her B.S. in Organizational Communication from Winona State University in Minnesota and her Masterís in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.