Paul LaLonde, Mary Williams, Jeff Palkowski, and Kyra Matkovich
Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-CP, PHR is a Senior Human Resources Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Personnel Management, supporting the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. He has worked in human resources for over fifteen years and has been involved with the Society for Human Resource Management at national, state, and local chapter levels since 2003.
Jeff currently serves on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council as the Director of Government Affairs, as Director of Government Affairs for the Greater Madison Area SHRM chapter, and SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. In these roles, Jeff has been able to combine his previous experience working as a Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin State Legislature along with his interest and desire to advocate and initiate positive public policy change in the human resources industry.
A SHRM Certified Professional and certified Professional in Human Resources, Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earned a master’s in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and completed additional coursework at Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University.
Jeff blogs at and you can also follow him on or connect with him on . Jeff will also be blogging at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas as a .