Workforce Readiness Director

Past Position Holders

Tim Strait, Ph.D., MBA

Beth Chambers
Helen Englebert, SPHR
Margie Harvey
Douglas Hamm, PHR
Lori Rhead

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Contact Information


Bob Von Der Linn, SHRM-SCP
WI SHRM Workforce Readiness Director

Ph: 262.443.9527
Term start:  1/1/2020


Bob is President and Principal Consultant for Change Leadership Resources, LLC – applying his expertise in change management and performance improvement for corporate clients around the country.  Prior to that, Bob spent twelve years at General Electric that included Six Sigma Black Belt training and internal consultant roles at GE’s Crotonville Leadership Development Center and GE Capital.  

He earned an M.S. in Training & Learning Technology from the New York Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Management of Technological Systems from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Bob is Past-President of the Metro Milwaukee SHRM. 

Bob has a daughter Kelsey who lives and works in Burlington, VT., and a son Christopher who is a Lieutenant in the US Army.   For therapy, Bob enjoys craft beer and plays bass guitar in a rock band called “Looming Larger.”


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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