District Directors

District Director Bios

District Director - Southwest
Mary Vogl-Rauscher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mary currently serves as the President of Dodge County SHRM and had previously held the President Elect and Treasurer positions for several years. She also founded the student chapter at MPTC.

Mary’s education includes a MBA from Marquette University and a BBA from UW-Oshkosh.  Previous employers include Shopko Stores where she was their Director of Executive Staffing and Development. She has also worked for Proctor and Gamble and Corporate McDonald's.

Mary is currently employed by KraftHeinz as their HRBP. Prior to this, she was the Leadership Development for Moraine Park Technical College. Mary has also worked for Corporate McDonald’s, ShopKo, and Proctor and Gamble.

Her current community activities include: Community Development Manager for the City of Beaver Dam;  Beaver Dam Library Board--Treasurer, Beaver Dam Area Orchestra--Treasurer; Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation--Secretary; and Church Health Services-- Vice President and is Co-Chair for Best Dam Fest.

District Director - Southeast
Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR is a Workforce Relations Manager and Divisional Disability Representative with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology. He has worked in both private and public sector human resources roles and has been an active member with the Society for Human Resource Management at national, state, and local chapter levels since 2003.

Jeff currently serves as the District Director – Southeast and State Director-Elect with Wisconsin State Council SHRM, SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District and is a SHRM Foundation Leadership Circle member. He previously served as the Director of Government Affairs, District Director Southwest and Communications/Social Media Director for Wisconsin State Council SHRM and as a volunteer leader for the Greater Madison Area SHRM and Blackhawk HRA chapters.

Jeff is active on social media and was a member of the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference Influencer Team, 2019 & 2021 SHRM Annual Conference Blogger Teams, has appeared on HR-related podcasts including: SHRM HR Storytellers, HR Social Hour, Life in the Leadership Lane, and HR Break Room podcasts, and has been cited in several media publications. Jeff is a frequent contributor to the SHRM Blog and also posts on his personal blog, You can follow Jeff on Twitter (@JeffPally) and on LinkedIn.

Jeff is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications-Journalism (BA) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) with distinction from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He has completed additional coursework at Cardinal Stritch University, Purdue University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


District Director - Northwest
Dani Stuhr, SHRM-CP

Dani Stuhr is the HR Assistant Director at Festival Foods supporting 40 stores across Wisconsin.  In her role with Festival Foods she primarily focuses on employee engagement, employee relations counseling, performance management, and assisting in leading a team of 42 HR professionals.  She is a performance-driven professional with seventeen years of progressive Human Resource Management experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. 

Dani is currently on the La Crosse SHRM board, serving as the Certification Chair.  She is also on the WISHRM Council serving as the Northwest District Director.  She has also served as the College Relations Chair, President-Elect, President, and Past President for La Crosse SHRM.  She has been a National SHRM member since 2014.  She is also a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Dani and her husband Adam and their two dogs, Lexi and Zoey, live in Holmen, WI.  In their free time they enjoy hiking, hunting, camping, reading, playing board and card games, spending time with their dogs, and spending time with their family and friends.


District Director - Northeast
Pam Berkovitz
Pam Berkovitz is the Human Resource Director for Master Fleet, LLC supporting three service centers in Northeast Wisconsin.   

She has been in the human capital business for over 20 years. She is an experienced staffing executive, business partner and human resources professional. With a track record of successfully managing and supporting leaders, recruiting teams, sales staff and corporate members. She works closely with leadership to develop strategic hiring initiatives, employee development plans, compensation strategy. As the HR Director she executes on all business/human capital strategies for Master Fleet.

After working in staffing, including owning her own staffing business and fulfilling a Vice-President role with an Illinois based IT staffing company, she went to the corporate side in the role of Enterprise District Manager where she was responsible for a team of 30 individuals and managing a budget of over $32M. Her next move was into a dedicated human resources role, where she is putting all that previous experience to work for a dynamic mid-sized business. At Master Fleet she is in a key leadership role making an impact on talent acquisition, performance management, employee development and business strategy.

Pam is currently on the Board of Directors for Green Bay Area SHRM, serving as the Past President. And also on the WISHRM Council serving as Northeast WI District Director. She has also served as Programming Director and President since 2018. And has been a National SHRM member since 2005.

She holds an MBA in Business with an HR concentration, a bachelor’s degrees in both Business and Marketing, an associate degree in Marketing Communications.

District Director - Northcentral
Katelyn Spanbauer, PHR

Katelyn Spanbauer, SHRM-CP, PHR is a Human Resources Business Partner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology. She has spent most of her career working within the manufacturing world before switching over to her public sector human resource’s role.

Katelyn has been a volunteer leader with SHRM since 2011, serving in the roles of Secretary, College Relations, President-elect, President, and current Past President. She enjoys the networking and friendships that she has gained throughout her involvement with SHRM and is thankful for the continued opportunity.

Katelyn received a BBA in Human Resource Management and Economics, as well as an emphasis in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).



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