Position Description & Duties

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Secretary is responsible for assisting the State Director and other Council members with various special projects and sits on the Nominations Committee and the executive team for the Council

RESPONSIBLE TO:  State Director


1.  Attend all State Council meetings, Executive Team meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
2.  Review and prepare reports associated with Council meetings and activities as necessary. Review and upload prepared minutes of Council meetings to Council Volunteer Library. Approve Council meeting attendance records.
3.  Prepare and submit year-end SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) and EXCEL award applications.  Communicate expectations to all council members regarding SHAPE and EXCEL award inputs throughout year.
4.  Coordinate proclamation of annual HR Professionals Day.
5.  Review Bylaws of Council annually and draft updates as necessary for Council voting.
6.  Facilitate renewal of Administrative Management Company contract with Treasurer and State Director.
7.  Develop the themes for bi-annual Council magazine and partner with Partnership Director to ensure content is consistent with the theme.
8.  Edit ForwardHR magazine in partnership with the Publisher.
9.  Assist with public relations and press release distribution.
10.  Assist other Council members on various special projects and council communication for events, conferences, or activities.
11.  Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.
12.  Oversees Communications & Social Media Director


  1. National SHRM membership in good standing required. 
  2. SHRM and HRCI certification preferred.
  3. Attend State Council Meetings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid time management skills
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to persuade/negotiate


Self-directed work style
Team orientation
Ability to advocate for chapter and council
Ability to recruit potential WISHRM council members

Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be re-elected for two additional terms for a total of three years.


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Contact Information

Trishya Brown

Trishya Brown, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Aurora Health Care
7800 N 113th Street
Milwaukee, WI  53224
Ph: 414.979.4012
Term Began: 1/1/15



Trishya Joined the Metro Milwaukee SHRM Board in July 2008.  Since then, Trishya has served in a variety of roles within the organization including Membership Director, College Relations Director, Spring Conference Co-Chair, and Chapter President.  In 2013, Trishya joined the WI SHRM Council as Communications Coordinator. In 2014 she transitioned into her current WI SHRM role as Secretary.   Trishya recently joined Aurora Health Care as Director, Human Resources Business Partner.  Prior to joining Aurora, Trishya worked at Molina Healthcare providing HR business partnership to employees in Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.

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.