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State Director

Position Description & Duties

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.
 
Responsible To:

State Council and North Central Region Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the affairs of the Council as the chief elected officer.
  • Sit as a voting member on the North Central Region Board.
  • Preside over meetings of the Council.
  • As appropriate, conduct general membership meetings involving SHRM members within the State.
  • Act as an ex-officio member of all State committees.
  • Provide leadership for the Council by assigning responsibilities for achieving State, Region, and national objectives.
  • Direct the activities, plans, and objectives of all Council members.
  • Promote the Council and the profession by personal appearances and speaking engagements before SHRM chapters and other organizations.
  • Prepare regular reports for the Region Board and/or National Board as required.
  • Identify individuals who demonstrate effective leadership roles within the district for potential leadership involvement on the council.
  • Provides direction, assistance and support of professional development activities within the state and SHRM.  
Requirements:
  • SHRM membership in good standing required.
  • Current year Council membership required.
  • SHRM certification preferred.
Core Competencies:
  • Self-directed work style
  • Ability to lead, motivate and facilitate cross-functional council leaders
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Team orientation
  • Ability to advocate for chapters and council
  • Ability to recruit potential WISHRM council members
 Term:
 
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January ending the last day of December. May be re-elected for one additional term for a total of two years.
 

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Contact Information

Connie Bitter, SHRM-CP, PHR
State Director

Ph: 920.226.0803
Em: statedirector@wishrm.org
Term Start: 1/1/2023


Biography


Connie J. Bitter, PHR, SHRM-CPearned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certificate in May 2001 and her Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) in 2015.

Connie has been involved with the Wisconsin Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM). Past Board positions held include President, Secretary/Treasurer and Program Chair of the Sheboygan Area Chapter. In past years, she has served on the State Conference committee, holding several different Chairs during 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Currently Connie has joined the Board of Directors of Mental Health America, located in Sheboygan County.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from Lakeland College in May 1996, with majors in Business and Accounting. She will finish her Masters of Science from Marian University in May 2018, with a major in Organizational Leadership.


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.