From here you will be able to read a quick biography of your current Board of Directors and the different roles they hold within the Chapter. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with anyone listed below as they are excited to help you!
Michelle Leiting - President
Michelle Leiting, SHRM-SCP, PHR has worked in the Human Resources field for over 9 years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Human Resources Management with a minor in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her PHR was obtained in December 2015 and SHRM-SCP obtained in 2018. Michelle is currently employed with Kimberly Clark as an Talent Management Consultant. Michelle is very passionate about HR, developing the next generation of HR professionals and community involvement. She has proudly served on the FVSHRM Board as the VP of College Relations from 2017 – 2021.
Becca Hovell – President Electfvshrmpresidentelect@gmail.com
Becca Hovell, SHRM-CP has been in the Human Resources field for over 7 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership through Rasmussen College in 2015. Becca obtained her SHRM-CP in December of 2017. Becca has also helped facilitate some of the sessions for the Fox Valley SHRM study group. She served as the VP of Professional Development from 2020-2022
Becca currently works for RC Mowers in Suamico as a
Human Resources Manager. In her role, she supports recruiting, benefits
administration, employee relations, safety, maintaining personnel files, and
many more HR tasks. She is a HR of one so the range of tasks are endless at
this point. :)
Jennifer Hazaert – Past President
Jen has over 15 years experience in the Human Resources Field. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and Marketing at UW Green Bay. Jen also holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR Certifications.
Currently, Jen works at Element as their Human Resources Director. She also proudly served on the FVSHRM Board as the VP of Programming from 2016-2018.
Kortney Jenks –Secretary
Kortney has been in the Human Resources field for 7 years in a variety of industries and Human Resource functions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Kortney received her SHRM-CP certification in December 2016.
Kortney currently works at the City of Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI as their HR Generalist. In her role she supports recruiting, wellness, training and strategic planning. Kortney strives to continue her learning and growth in the HR Profession. She is excited to bring her experience and previous secretarial experience to the FVSHRM Board.
Angela Murray – Treasurer
Angela has been in the Human Resources field for 16 years in a variety of industries and Human Resource functions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Angela received her PHR certification in June of 2014 and her SHRM-CP certification in January 2015.Angela currently works at Alta Resources in Neenah, WI as their Compensation & Benefits Manager. In her role she is responsible for the management of Alta Resources global compensation and benefit programs as well as advising, counseling, and training management and staff on compensation and benefits policies and procedures.
Angela is dedicated to continual learning and growth in the HR profession and enjoys making valuable contributions to FVSHRM Board and being a strategic partner in the continued improvement of the financial process for the Board and Chapter
Jason Shanda - VP of Marketing and Public Relations
Jason Shanda is an account executive at M3 Insurance. Specializing in employee benefits, he supports the agency’s efforts to gain new business and to build long lasting client relationships. He works with clients to design and implement employee benefit programs, manage risk and maintain appropriate levels of coverage. He joined M3 in 2019 after spending the previous 15 years of service with Humana. He has a BS in Economics from Lawrence University, BAs in Education and Social Science from UW-Platteville and a MBA from St. Norbert College. He is involved with Junior Achievement in Brown County, the Town of Ledgeview, and has a passion for coaching.
Cassie Krause -VP of Membership
Cassie has worked in the HR field, in a variety of industries for over 18 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Administrator with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and currently holds her SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.
Cassie is currently the Director of HR & Safety at Carew Concrete & Supply Co., Inc leading, developing, administering, and communicating organization programs and initiatives. she spends a portion of her time at Carew writing and implementing policies and procedures, promoting the Safety Culture and leading Wellness initiatives. Cassie has implemented a multi-faceted safety program that incorporates technological advancements such as driver computer tablets and front and rear facing onboard cameras to further promote Carew’s safety culture.
Margaret Baltus -VP of Professional Development
Margaret Baltus, SHRM-CP has worked in the HR field for over 8 years. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership from Rasmussen University in 2016. Margaret obtained her SHRM -CP in February of 2020. She is currently employed by the Foth Companies as an Organizational Development Specialist. In her role, she is responsible for member/employee engagement activities, corporate meetings and events, internal communications, and organizational change management
Elaine Ruh – VP of Electronic Communications
Elaine has been in the Human Resources field for 14 years in a variety of industries and functions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the College of Business at UW Oshkosh in May 2008. She also earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University in 2016. She earned her PHR in 2013 and SHRM-CP in 2015.
Currently, Elaine works at Fox Valley Metal Tech as the Director of Human Resources.
Sara Waitrovich - VP of College Relations
Sara Waitrovich, SHRM-CP has worked in the Human Resources field for over 20 years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Communication & French from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is currently pursuing her MBA from UW-Oshkosh. Her PHR was obtained in December 2003 and SHRM-CP in 2015. Sara has been employed at Plexus Corp. for 19 years. Her current role is Human Resources Business Partner supporting the Global IT and Legal/Compliance teams. Prior to this role, Sara was the HR Manager at Plexus Appleton Operations. Sara has a passion for mentoring and developing people, particularly for the next generation and those beginning their careers.
Jonathon Eiden – VP of Legislation
Jon is currently employed by Voith working as an in-house attorney supporting HR professionals in the US and Canada. Jon previously spent ten years in private practice where he specialized in labor and employment matters. He earned his Juris Doctorate from UW Madison in 2010 and has been practicing law in the Valley since moving back home in 2012. Jon is excited to welcome the opportunity to contribute to the education of HR Professionals here in the Fox Valley while staying up to date on all issues related to HR.
Lori Rausch - VP of Workforce Readiness
Lori has been in Human Resources for over 20 years in various roles in the manufacturing industry. She has worked in both union and non-union environments with a concentration on employee relations and training and development. She holds an Associates of Arts in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management from American InterContinental University; graduating with honors. She also earned her PHR in early 1998 and is currently studying to earn her SHRM-SCP. For the past two years Lori has volunteered on the WISHRM Conference Committee helping to enhance the HR experience for the many who attend each year.
Currently Lori is the Human Resources Manager for Great Northern Laminations with responsibilities at the corporate office in Appleton as well as the four remote locations in CA, OR, PA and FL. In her role, she develops Human Resource policies and programs in organizational planning, employee development, employment, on-boarding, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and employee services that adhere with the company’s vision, mission and core values.
Lori’s passion within HR has been the training and development of the employees and helping them become future leaders of an organization. She is looking forward to taking this same passion out into the community to help others in need become productive and contributing employees. When not working, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, traveling (especially in the winter months!), camping during the summer and reading.
Emily Koerner - VP of Programming
Emily Koerner, SHRM-CP, has been in the Human Resources field for 3 years between her current full-time role and past internships while in college. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management with minors in Data Analytics and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. As a college student, she was part of the Executive Board of the UW Oshkosh SHRM chapter and held the role of President for two years. Emily obtained her SHRM-CP certification in May 2021 prior to graduation. Emily is currently employed at Plexus Corp as a Campus Recruiter. In her role, she supports intern and entry-level recruitment, as well as organizes and manages the internship program.
Lindsey Dix - Director of Social Media
Lindsey has nearly two decades of recruiting and executive search, human resource, and talent consulting experience across multiple industries. She has spent years in nurse recruiting, third party recruiting and search. She has also served in HR functions in manufacturing and IT consulting. With the entirety of her professional career as an HR Consultant, HR Management and a Senior Recruiter, her breadth of knowledge is exceptional.