Government Affairs Director

Past Government Affairs Directors

Tony Renning, JD

Mark Goldstein

Oct 2011-2012
Terleen Cheslock
Jan 2010-2011
Greg Hubley
Apr 2009-2010
Tami R. Christian, PHR
Jan 2009-Apr 2009
Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SPHR
Kris Levanetz, PHR
Brian Gohlke

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Contact Information

  1. Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR
    University of WI - Madison DoIT
    Ph:  (608) 262-1657

    Term Start:  1/1/2019

Governmental Affairs Director


Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR is a Senior Human Resources Specialist-Workforce Relations with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology He has worked in human resources and has been involved with the Society for Human Resource Management at national and local chapter levels since 2003.

Jeff currently serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council, SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, and a member of the SHRM Government Affairs “Committee of 50”. He previously served as the Director of Government Affairs on the Greater Madison Area SHRM Board. In these roles, Jeff has been able to combine his previous experience working as a Deputy Chief of Staff/Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin Legislature along with his interest and desire to advocate and initiate positive change in the human resources industry as a SHRM Advocacy A-Team Member since 2012.

Jeff is a certified Professional in Human Resources and SHRM Senior Certified Professional and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Masters in Human Resources Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.


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