"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart."Eleanor Roosevelt
Cultivating positive employee relations through effective human resource practices drives Kris. Her ability to establish and maintain effective relationships allows her to assist managers and employees with often difficult and sensitive issues.
As a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Kris has a long and varied history of providing HR leadership and facilitating organizational change in manufacturing, nonprofit, transportation, and higher education environments. She is an experienced HR professional with a generalist background including employee relations, development and implementation of policies and programs, talent acquisition, training, organization development, safety, worker’s compensation, benefits, wellness, compensation, and payroll. She has been instrumental in identifying needs, collaborating with management to develop solutions, and bringing organizations into compliance and within HR standards.
- Managed integration of human resource processes during merger of two organizations including creation of new policies, employee handbook, and benefit programs.
- Designed and delivered online and in-person training on OSHA standards and safety procedures, self-assessment process, and other professional development topics.
- Controlled costs by actively monitoring worker’s compensation and unemployment claims
- Successfully maintained nonunion status during union organization drive.
Kris holds a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education/Organizational Development from Alverno College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Kris is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and its local chapter, Metro Milwaukee SHRM. She previously served as a Board Member of Metro Milwaukee SHRM and was cochair and facilitator for their certification program.