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

August 14, 2019             
IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter Training Conference

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Join IPMA-HR Wisconsin Chapter on Wednesday, August 14. 

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2019 Member Directory

Employee Development – Supporting and Growing Your Workforce

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monono Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Certificate of attendance:
to request an individualized certicate of attendance, please see John Wiesman today or contact him at, 608-266-1418.
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Times                   Description
8:00 –   9:00 a.m.    Check in & same day registrations 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.    Welcome Message – Erich George (President, WI IPMA-HR)

Keynote Address: The Postive Power of Servant Leadership 
                             Tom Thibodeau (Viterbo University)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Morning Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. 
Topic: Balancing Internal & External Challenges in the Public
                           Sector – Professor Michael Ford (UW-Oshkosh)

                            Topic: HR Analytics – Andrew Geissler (DOA-DPM), Brad 
                             Wollman (City of Madison)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.     
Topic: Interactive HR Community  Robert Toomey (Moderator,

                          Topic: Document Drafting Name – Kyle Gulya (Von Briesen & 
                            Roper, S.C.)

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.     Afternoon Break 
2:30 – 4:15 p.m.     Legislative Updates – Neil Reichenberg (IPMA International
                            Executive Director)

Resilience Training – Deb Lafler (DHS)

Closing Comments – Lindsay Johnson (President-Elect WI IPMA-
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Free Appetizers/Cash Bar at the Great Dane-Downtown

$125 for WI Chapter members – early bird
$150 after August 6, 2019

$150 for non-members – early bird
$175 after August 6, 2019


Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Drive 
Madison, WI 53703

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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

Erich George,

HR Supervisor
DOA – Division of Personnel Mgmt 
Madison, WI

Lindsay Johnson,
President Elect

HR – Specialist
ETF – Human Resources
Madison, WI

Erika Ryerson,
Past President

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

Kate Hattery,

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

John Wiesman,

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

Eva Lee,
Board Member – Tech

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

Dr. Robert Toomey,
Board Member

Learning Specialist
DNR – Division of Forestry
Madison, WI

Julie Kisely,
Board Member

HR Assistant – Advanced
DNR – Bureau of Human Resources
Madison, WI

Harold Tack
Board Member

Communication Operator
DOC – DCC Monitoring Center 
Madison, WI

Jim Stratton,
Member Emeritus

IPMA-HR Certified Instructor
Madison, WI

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