Legislative Director

Position Description & Duties

The Legislative Director is responsible for coordinating the state Legislative Conferences, and facilitates the selection process for the State Legislative Partner.
The Governmental Affairs Director monitors and evaluates, on a continuing basis, pending federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory, and legal activities that may have an impact on the management of human resources.  This Director is also responsible for communicating accurate and timely legislative information enabling members to assess the importance of the proposed legislation.  The Director works in close cooperation with the SHRM Government Affairs headquarters staff along with the State Council in carrying out these tasks. 
RESPONSIBLE TO:  State Director
  1. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
  2. Plan and coordinate at least annual State Legislative Conferences.
  3. Facilitate the annual process for the selection of the local chapter co-sponsors of the Legislative Conferences.
  4. Work with the Legislative Conference chapter co-sponsors to manage specific functions related to the Legislative Conference.
  5. Oversee the development and monitoring of Legislative Conferences budget.
  6. Facilitate annual selection process for State Legislative Partner.  Serve as primary contact for Legislative partner ensuring monthly articles are submitted and partnership needs are met.
  7. Serves as back-up to the Governmental Affairs State Director
  8. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.
National SHRM membership in good standing required. SHRM certification preferred.
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January ending the last day of December. Appointed by the state council director.  May be reappointed for two additional one-year terms for a total service of three years.

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Elise Rommes

Elise Rommes, SHRM-CP, PHR
Legislative Director

KI Furniture
1330 Bellevue St
Green Bay, WI  54308
PH:  920-468-2769


Elise Rommes is a Human Resources Business Partner at KI Furniture in Green Bay. She has worked in Human Resources since 2007 in various industries.  Elise has a Bachelorís of Business Administration in Human Resources Management with emphases in Production & Operations, and Legal Studies in Business.  She has her SHRM-CP and PHR certifications, and is also a certified Achieve Global Facilitator.  She served on the Fox Valley SHRM board as the VP of Marketing & Public Relations in 2011 and as Secretary from 2013 to 2015.


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