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Board Structure

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Board of Directors Job Descriptions

President President Elect Past President Vice President Programming Vice President Membership
Secretary - Treasurer Vice President Communications and Marketing Director Education and Development Director Workforce Readiness and Diversity Director of Government Affairs
  Director Technology and Social Media Director of Volunteer Engagement    


Volunteer Resources

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2014 - 2015 Board of Directors


Jeffrey Russell

Russell Consulting, Inc.
1134 Winston Drive
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 274-4482
(608) 274-1927

President Elect

Dawn Koopman, SPHR

901 Deming Way Suite 202
Madison, WI 53717



Immediate Past President

Jake Siudzinski

Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin - Madison
4323 Grainger Hall
975 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 890-0661


Michele Thoren

Cintas Corporation
2222 Vondron Road
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 222-0612

Vice President of Membership

Mike Johnson

Cottingham and Butler
10 Terrace Court, Suite 204
Madison, WI 53718


Vice President Programming

Karla A. King, SPHR

Executive HR Consultant
Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations
101 E. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53707-7855


Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Kate J. Karre, MBA, PHR

Kate Karre, MBA, PHR
Human Resources Administrator
Johnson Block & Co., Inc.
406 Science Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53711



Director of Workforce Readiness & Diversity

Jeff Westra

Career Services Director
Herzing College
5218 East Terrace Drive
Madison, WI 53718


Director of Education and Development

Melissa Chadwick

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
10 Terrace Court
Madison, WI 53707

Director of Government Affairs

Tammy Wacek
WPS Health Insurance
1707 W. Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 223-2314


Director of Technology and Social Media

Melissa Versnik

The Payroll Company
6405 Century Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 826-1122


Director of Volunteer Engagement


Julie Kaprianczyk, PHR

Agrace HospiceCare
5395 E. Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI 53711