Amy Wangerin

Amy Wangerin

Director, Learning & Development, Product Management
Learning & Development
Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
Scott Hayden

Enthusiastic about involving the learner, Amy is agile in creating development events to span the HR professional’s career – from introductory HR concepts to business partner strategies, always keeping key technical and behavioral competencies in mind. Her goal is to connect the learner with MRA HR experts to create practical and engaging learning experiences. As Amy states it, “We partner with our members to create career and business success. Our training philosophy mirrors that of Benjamin Franklin when he said, ‘Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.’ ”


With over 15 years of HR management experience, Amy has worked with both large, multi-state employers and small organizations in private sector. Her role at MRA includes managing and presenting HR training programs offered at MRA and at employer facilities. In addition to her human resources experience, Amy has a supervisory background, specializing in training and development and employee relations. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Key Accomplishments

  • Created technical customer service training programs for over 1,500 employees across multiple states.
  • Updated MRA’s HR Certificate Series by involving key stakeholders, including training participants, HR instructors, and targeted HR professionals.
  • Mentored employees new to HR and helped to identify career passions and paths.


Amy earned both a master’s degree in administrative leadership and adult education and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.