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Callie Zipple is SHRM's Field Services Director in the Central division. She is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, supporting the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Callie joined SHRM in 2017 after having served in various volunteer roles including:  the College Relations Director and Social Media Director for the Wisconsin SHRM State Council, as well as on the Young Professional Advisory Council, with a focus on social media for National SHRM.  While in college, she served as the SHRM Student Chapter President for her college's student chapter. 

Prior to joining SHRM, Callie worked in the HR profession for 7+ years with experience in third-party staffing, manufacturing, travel management, technology and sports data industries.  She has served in various roles, including recruitment, HR operations, and compensation and benefits.  Her most recent roles have focused primarily on HR generalist and manager duties.

Callie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources and Leadership from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI.  She also studied abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia during her time at St. Norbert. 

Callie has received the Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP) designation from the Society for Human Resource Management. 



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Articles by Callie.Zipple



It’s HERE! I feel like the dad in A Christmas Story when he gets his leg lamp…

July 9, 2018

It’s 3 p.m. on Friday and your boss has already told you that you can head out early for the weekend.  You’re wrapping up a few items and planning to leave shortly when a coworker comes to you and asks you for some help with a project they’ve been working on.  Your first instinct is to say you’re sorry but you have plans and need to leave early for the weekend.  While that may get you a few extra minutes of weekend sunshine, you could be missing out on some valuable work experiences.

August 6, 2015

The wonderful thing about SHRM’s Annual Conference is that there is “something” for everyone.  The networking opportunities are endless; the speakers’ topics have a wide reach; and the Tuesday night concert always brings energy. 

July 1, 2015

The SHRM Foundation sponsored an informational and fun orientation event for YPs and students attending this year’s SHRM Conference.  This was the first event of this type and it seemed to be a big hit! 

Jeff Pon, SHRM’s Chief HR & Strategy Officer, started off the event by recognizing the 2015 Graduate and Undergraduate Case Competition Winners.  Temple University, East Undergraduate Division winner, was in attendance and received a large round of applause.  Jeff also recognized the Outstanding Merit Award winning chapters of which there were 28 this year!

June 28, 2015

The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is just around the corner and the YPAC is gearing up for the event! 

What does “YPAC” mean?

June 15, 2015

Congrats – You’ve been promoted!  Oftentimes, when you accept a new role at your current company, you will find yourself caught between your old duties and your new duties.  As in any new role, there is likely a defined transition period - typically between 2-3 weeks.  But what happens when your old team comes to you on day 2 of your new role and asks you to take care of something for them?  It’s important to understand when and how to say no to your old team.

May 27, 2015


You’ve found yourself in a new role with a new company and you’re excited to make a lasting mark within the organization.  You’ve been trained on about 100 new processes and procedures and have seen some areas for improvement.  Your trainer or new manager has mentioned the need for change but says they have been too busy and haven’t been able to make them. 

April 22, 2015

As an HR professional, I have certain expectations for candidates when they come in to interview for a job, regardless of what that position is.  When preparing to be on the opposite side of the table as an interviewee, I try to make sure I am my own best candidate.  It can be difficult, however, knowing that my expectations of candidates are not shared by all HR professionals.

February 10, 2015

Please join the SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CST on December 18.

December 9, 2014