Planning for the 2011 WI SHRM State Conference at the Monona Terrace in Madison, October 12-14 has begun full force. A strong team has been put together by two HR leaders who have a long history in making the conference a success year after year–Amy Doepke and Lisa Henke. Let’s take a few moments and meet these leaders and their vision of the conference.
Who are they?
Amy Doepke is the Manager of Associate Services at Springs Window Fashions. She is responsible for managing the domestic compensation programs, HRIS system, payroll and international relocation. Amy has a Bachelor of Business Administration from UW-Whitewater with 19 years experience in Healthcare as a HR professional along with Finance and Information Systems management. She has been a certified professional since 1991 and received the Outstanding Recent Alumni from UW-Whitewater in 2001. Amy has served on several WI SHRM State Conference committees in various roles since 1993.
Lisa Henke, Vice President, Human Resources, joined Data Dimensions in May 2010. Ms. Henke’s prior employment includes an extensive 16 year background in human resource management. Her experience includes 8 years in the automotive industry and 3 years in manufacturing as a Human Resource Manager, 2 years in healthcare and 3 years in the hospitality industry as a Human Resource Generalist. In her current role with Data Dimensions, Ms. Henke oversees all aspects of the Human Resource discipline for all locations. Ms. Henke is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She is also a graduate of Leister University, London, England and holds a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management and Training degree. Since 1998, she has held the Professional in Human Resources (PHR*) certification and maintains a professional membership in the Society for Human Resources Management and Blackhawk Human Resources Association. She continues to serve on the State Planning Committee to plan the annual WI State Human Resource Conference.
Why did they want to become co-chair?
Amy and Lisa were interested in becoming co-chair to give back to the profession and lead this talented, dynamic and dedicated group of HR professionals to provide another great conference for attendees!
What’s the theme of the conference?
The theme “25 Years of Making a Difference” represents the many changes the HR profession has endured over the last 25 years. It represents how the HR profession has changed as it relates to diversity, laws, etc. Amy and Lisa wish for attendees to celebrate the last 25 years and embrace the challenges upon us in the years to come!
What are the goals of the conference?
Amy and Lisa hope to provide opportunities for attendees to learn new things, meet new people, connect with friends/colleagues, experience excellent programming and have fun!
What are the biggest challenges in being co-chair?
Amy and Lisa are striving to provide the quality conference the attendees have come to expect at a great value, while meeting the goals of the State Council and keeping this “well-oiled machine” moving along so the conference is a success.
What are they most excited about for the conference?
Amy and Lisa are more excited that the State Council has brought the annual conference back to the Capital City to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the conference. We have a wonderful venue in which to celebrate and many great things in store for the attendees.
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