Committees/Interest Groups

Looking for a great way to get more involved in Metro Milwaukee SHRM and the profession? Join a committee or Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Committees are the backbone of our organization, providing us with support to our certification, educational conference, membership, and networking activities.  Special Interest Groups are focused groups whose members come together to share information about specific areas of the HR profession.

Each SIG holds monthly meetings from September through June.  Each is devoted to the sharing of best practices and the on-going development of the SIG members.  SIGs also provide a personal and email network for members to share ideas and ask questions.

Becoming a member of either a committee or a SIG provides an opportunity for leadership, career development, education, and networking. Listed below are the current SIGs and Committees:

2018-2019 – Special Interest Group Chairs


To educate Metro Milwaukee SHRM members on pending and current legislation including judicial rulings on federal, state and local HR issues. To advance the profession by providing MMSHRM members the opportunities to influence the outcome of pending legislation and by providing a voice to legislators on work place issues.

Dawn Schicker, PHR, SHRM-CP
PH: 414-469-2584


Suzanne Schwartz
PH: 414-755-7823


HR Business Partner (HRBP) Resources 

To provide a variety of resources on best practices for HR professionals in the business partner role, including trending HR-related topics and professional skills development. 

Glenna Cose Brin, CPC
PH: 414-607-1700


Brenda Barker
PH: 414-278-3360


Performance & Development 

To serve the professional by being an information resource to Metro Milwaukee SHRM members on performance and development issues, and continually foster professional development within the committee membership. Also, to advance the profession by identifying key issues facing local businesses and offering resources to our members and the companies they serve. Grow the organization through networking at meetings and program offerings.

Kathy Price
PH: 414-333-9883


Sarah Hagemeier Weseloh
PH: 262-439-9260


Talent Acquisition 

To promote professional development via interaction with other Talent Acquisition professionals at monthly meetings and stay abreast of new recruitment tools, trends and strategies.

Amy Spahr, CPC, SHRM-CP
PH: 414-727-1715


Margita Baricevic


Total Rewards 

To provide educational programs in the areas of Compensation and Benefits for Metro Milwaukee SHRM members and to foster interaction among members with an interest in this area of the profession.

Brenda Baas
PH: 414-303-0464


Christopher Seidling
PH: 414-273-3500


Workforce Diversity, Inclusion & Readiness

To provide technical expertise and program leadership on issues that impact workplace diversity, equal employment opportunity, fair employment laws, and affirmative action to Metro Milwaukee SHRM members.  In addition, to build bridges to the community so that Metro Milwaukee SHRM and its members are recognized as a potential source of jobs for people who benefit from workforce readiness training and events.

Lindsey O’Connor
PH: 414-286-3394


Jean Kaiser
PH: 262-563-5173


HR Department of One

HR Department of 1 aims to provide support and resources to solo HR Practitioners and small HR departments.  We offer peer-led roundtables as well as subject matter expert presenters. Members come together to discuss their emerging HR challenges by sharing information, seeking advice, providing support and resources to one another by exploring best practices.

Mindy Necci
PH: 262-236-1169

Loren Brandrup
PH: 414-369-6636



The Metro Milwaukee SHRM Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Committees put on valuable programs that you won’t want to miss. Participation is a member-only feature and at the beginning of each month we send out a digest of programs being presented by each SIG in the weeks ahead.  There is no cost to be a member of a SIG and you can attend any program presented by any SIG at no charge to you.  Over the course of a year, our SIGs present more than 60 educational opportunities for our members!

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