Madison, Wisconsin

Excellence in HR Management

IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management.


Results of the Board Nomination are in!
Read the recaps of past events.


Don’t miss opportunities to expand your knowledge of public sector HR and connect with HR peers from all over Wisconsin.


Want to sponsor or speak at our events?
Have questions or suggestions?
We’d love to hear from you.

Welcome to Wisconsin IPMA-HR

We’re the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

Our organization is comprised of public sector human resource professionals throughout Wisconsin. Wisconsin IPMA-HR is devoted to providing resources and expertise that will enhance each member’s knowledge within the field of human resources, and to providing opportunities to network with public sector HR professionals.

Affiliation with IPMA-HR

We are the Wisconsin affiliate of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), a nonprofit and educational organization, committed to the advancement of the public sector by providing HR professionals with key educational and training opportunities, valuable resources and assessments products, and effective advocacy at every level of government.

IPMA-HR represents more than 9,000 individuals and 1,100 agencies at the local, state and federal levels of government worldwide. IPMA-HR is comprised of four U.S. regions and over 42 affiliate chapters that operate independently and provide members with professional resources, events, and career advancement opportunities.

Wisconsin Chapter IPMA-HR’s Purpose

To encourage and facilitate cooperative action among public jurisdictions, private employers, and professional groups within the Chapter area on human resources problems of mutual concern.

Wisconsin Chapter IPMA-HR’s Intent

To form a not for profit organization that benefits human resource professionals working in the public sector.

Next Event

March 13, 2019 Roundtable           
Compensation in the Public Sector: Balancing Internal and External Challenges

Reserve My Seat

How can public-sector HR balance internal and external challenges, such as competition, merit, equity, and other issues?

Join IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter on Wednesday, March 13. Our guest presenter is Michael R. Ford, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Department of Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Dr. Ford will present and lead a discussion on recent research regarding management reforms, including compensation reforms, in a post Act-10 environment.

Not sure if you’re a member? Check the directory.

2019 Member Directory

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Socializing and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Presentation

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion and Q/A


Free for Wisconsin Chapter members

$15 for non-members


Madison Municipal Building
215 Martin Luther King Junionr Boulevard
Room 215
Madison, WI 53703

Join us! It will only take a minute

Past Events

IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter’s Programming Committee meets regularly to plan for events throughout the year. If you would like to join us, be more involved, or would like to speak at our events, we would love to hear from you!


Join a Committee

We are looking for members to join the 2019 Programming and Membership Committees. Committees typically meet 1-2 hours every 4-6 weeks. 

Contact us if you’re interested in using your talents to enhance networking opportunities and professional development.

Sign Up for a Committee

The Programming Committee helps coordinate speakers and space for our roundtable events, socials, and annual chapter conference.


The Membership Committee develops ways to connect public sector HR and management professionals with the Wisconsin Chapter.


The Registration Committee provides hospitality and helps check-in members and guests at our events.


The Publicity Committee promotes our events by creating and sending marketing materials.

IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter Board Members

This is a professional business organization site and members on this list
are not to be solicited by any means for any reason.

Current Members

Jacquelyn Irving,

Performance, Policy & Research Section Chief
DOT – Office of Mgmt & Budget
Madison, WI

Erich George,
President Elect

Executive HR Specialist – Advanced
DOA – Division of Personnel Mgmt
Madison, WI

Erika Ryerson,
Past President

HR Specialist – Senior
DWD – Bureau of Human Resources
Madison, WI

John Wiesman,

Executive HR Specialist – Advanced
DOA – Division of Personnel Mgmt
Madison, WI

Julie Trimbell,

Human Resources Analyst 3
City of Madison
Madison, WI
(608) 267-4616

Kate Hattery,
Board Member

HR Specialist – Advanced
DWD – Bureau of Human Resources
Madison, WI

Dr Robert Toomey,
Board Member

Director – Leader & Management
UW-Madison – Division of Continuing Studies
Madison, WI

Eva Lee,
Board Member – Tech

Executive HR Specialist – Senior
DOA – Division of Personnel Mgmt
Madison, WI

Lindsay Johnson,
Board Member

HR – Specialist
ETF – Human Resources 
Madison, WI

Jim Stratton,
Member Emeritus

IPMA-HR Certified Instructor
Madison, WI

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