Membership Director


The Membership Director is responsible for providing leadership to membership activities in chapters, particularly assuring that chapter membership directors have access to resources necessary to recruit at-large SHRM members to chapters, local chapter members only to SHRM, and non-affiliated HR professionals to both organizations.



Peanut Butter and Jelly….or for Wisconsin like Brats and Beer!

SHRM Membership and Local Affiliated Chapter Memberships are like Peanut Butter and Jelly….or for Wisconsin like Brats and Beer!

Being a member of a local affiliated chapter and national SHRM is the winning combination.  Tools, resources, local connections and opportunities to network are right at your fingertips.  Kick off your summer and get a FREE Tervis tumbler when you join SHRM by using code TERVIS23!*  Show that you are a SHRM member this summer, plus keep your drinks cold! 

By joining SHRM, you'll gain access to thousands of membership benefits including expert HR advice, toolkits and guides, and compliance resources so you can sit back and relax.

Part of your membership with SHRM you have access to several interactive tools that can save you and your company time and money.  Below highlights some of those tools that could save you valuable time so you can work that next important initiative!

Below is short summary of the benefits of your membership and if you need to provide a value proposition to your manager this could aid you in showing the value of a membership with SHRM!  We know that all companies look at the bottom line and may look at a membership with SHRM as one more professional membership that will go unused.

At this point you may be curious what does joining a local SHRM-affiliate chapter do for me?  Well, by joining a local SHRM-affiliate chapter you will gain access to:

Networking Opportunities
Create a network with HR Professionals and companies within your community.  Learn about career advancement opportunities and transfer various knowledge of information.

Career Resources & Professional Development Opportunities
Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is a big step in your career, however it takes work to earn it and to keep your accreditation valid.  Take advantage of local professional development learning opportunities or be part of a local study group to gain your certification.  Local chapters will offer continuing education credits to keep your certification up to date and keep you up to date on the latest in HR.

Be Part of a Supportive Team
Who knows your world better than someone else who is living in it?  We all know that over the past several years mental health has had a great impact and awareness since the pandemic.  Having an individual, you can contact to gain assurance or just to talk about your day can make an impact to your mental health.  You may find great value in those relationships that you both serve a common purpose.

Consider volunteering for your local chapter and click here to see why other great HR Professionals yourself find value in their volunteer efforts! (pssst…plus you will earn some credits toward your SHRM certification!)

Go to to find a chapter local to your area and start networking today! 


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Jen Jirsa, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Membership Director

Ph: 920.463.0144


Jennifer has close to 20 years of experience in Human Resources.  Currently, she is employed at milkrite |InterPuls as their Global HR Leader.  She currently over sees all aspects of Human Resources across several locations worldwide.  She has a strong knowledge of benefits, employee development, recruitment practices, strategic planning and organization change.
Jennifer is a graduate of UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration/HR Major.  She currently holds the SHRM-SCP and PHR credentials.

Per past volunteer experience was with Jefferson County Human Resource Management Association (JCHRMA).  She served on their board for 10 years in the roles of past president, president, student liaison, secretary and treasurer.  She has also served as the District Director – Southwest for WI SHRM for 2 years.

Jennifer currently lives in Lake Mills, WI with her husband, daughter, and dog Moka.



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