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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Jay Stephany, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Legislative Director

Term start:† 1/1/2024


Jay Stephany is an HR Generalist at Network Health in Menasha, WI.† Network Health offers services to employers of all sizes, Medicare Advantage plans and individual and family health insurance services in 23 counties throughout Wisconsin.† Previous work experience includes Plexus as the Manager of Talent Acquisition, Goodwill NCW as the Senior Seeker of Talent, and Dunham Express as an HR Generalist.

Jay received a bachelorís degree in human resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).† As a volunteer leader, Jay has been an active member with SHRM; both as a District Director for WISHRM and with Fox Valley SHRM (FVSHRM), serving in the positions of VP of Programming and Chapter President.

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