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Introducing the Board of Directors

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!

We are changing over our Board of Directors  - Stop back for updates!

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 Elect


Becca Hovell, SHRM-CP has been in the Human Resources field for over 5 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership through Rasmussen College in 2015. Becca had obtained her SHRM-CP in December of 2017. Becca has also helped facilitate some of the sessions for the Fox Valley SHRM study group.

Becca currently works for Limitless Possibilities LLC in Appleton as a Human Resources Specialist. In her role, she supports recruiting and does all onboarding in Green Bay and Oconto, training supervisors and staff on different topics, and supporting the Human Resources Manager anyway possible. 

Becca is dedicated to learning and growing within the HR profession. She also enjoys helping others achieve their SHRM certification goals. 

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. 

Ted Carew - VP of Membership


Ted Carew, "The Positive Safety Coach," is the President and Co-Owner, along with his wife Barb, of Total Health and Safety Solutions, LLC in Appleton, WI. With 25 years of safety experience in the construction and manufacturing industries, Ted works with his clients to support and enhance their specific health and safety needs. He believes in promoting a culture where everyone is working towards the same goals of keeping people safe, improving efficiency, and increasing financial success.  Ted is passionate about people and company development. This passion for safety led him to be the host of the Ted Speaks podcast affiliated with Safety FM, and also Ted Speaks Live which is part of the social network Clubhouse where he and his guests collaborate and share ideas and experiences to help other professionals strengthen safety in the workplace.  

Ted earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has been a Certified Health and Safety Technician┬« (CHST) Board Certified Safety Professional since 2008.  Ted was on the National Safety Council Ad Hoc Committee for mobile crane safety, and past President of Fox Valley Safety Council and Wisconsin Tri-Partite Safety. He has been published in multiple research studies with CII Research Team 284 and the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Leading Indicators. He is currently a board member with Fox Valley Safety Council and Vice President of Fox Valley SHRM Membership.

Ted adds value to organizations by monitoring, mentoring, and developing high performing teams through active leadership and innovative learning. He is committed to not only ensuring his clients receive exceptional service but also establishing clear benchmarks for continuous improvement and measured results.

 VP of Professional Development 


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. 

VP of College Relations


Jonathon Eiden – VP of Legislation


Jonathon is currently working with Von Briesen and Roper as an Attorney working on Labor and Employment law. Jon earned his Doctorate from UW Madison in 2010  and has been practicing law in the Valley since he moved here about 6 years ago. 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. 

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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