Workforce Readiness Director

Position Description & Duties

Serves as an appointed member of the State Council.  Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis national, state, and local activities concerning workforce readiness.  Works in cooperation with local chapter Workforce Readiness Advocates. 
State Director
  1. Serve as an advocate and program coordinator for workforce readiness State Council activities.
  2. Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
  3. Identify and evaluate issues that impact workforce readiness and develop goals for State Council workforce readiness strategy.
  4. Serve as a resource for local chapter members on workforce readiness issues and provide leadership to the local chapters on education issues.
  5. Monitor local activities concerning workforce readiness and provide timely information on education issues to the State Director, local chapter President and local chapter Workforce Readiness Director.
  6. Develop and support workshops and seminars that address workforce readiness issues.
  7. Provide special recognition for local chapter members and for local programs that promote betterment of the local workforce through educational process.
  8. Participate in SHRM Workforce Readiness Core Leadership Area events, including the SHRM National Leadership Conference, the National SHRM Workforce Readiness Conference, and state and regional conferences.
  9. Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the State Council.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the State Director. 
  • SHRM membership in good standing required
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • Emerging Talent - Preparing high school and college students to enter the workforce
  • Veterans at Work - Helping organizations attract, hire and retain members of the military community
  • Getting Talent Back to Work - Helping the formerly-incarcerated transition back to the workforce
  • Employing Abilities @ Work – Helping organizations hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in their workplace
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January and ending the last day of December.  May be reappointed for two additional terms for a total service of three years. 

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Contact Information


Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Workforce Readiness Director

Ph: 920.527.7492
Term start:  1/1/2023


Kellie Dunn-Poggemann SPHR, SHRM-SCP has been involved with Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management for many years. She was one of the founding members of the Green Bay Chapter of SHRM. Past positions include Green Bay SHRM President, State Conference Committee Co-Chair and State Council Director 2011-2012. Kellie has a Bachelor of Arts from UW – Eau Claire with a double major in Organizational Communication and Psychology and a concentration in Human Resource Management. Kellie has over 30 years working in the HR profession in various industries including manufacturing, media, transportation and staffing. She is currently Human Resources Manager for Amcor Flexibles North America in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

Additional Information

The Workforce Readiness Director monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis state and local activities concerning workforce readiness issues, and works with chapter workforce readiness advocates to plan and encourage chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.  Click here for more information.

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