MADISON — ABC of Wisconsin members now have a human resources professional they can lean on for consulting.

The chapter announces the hiring of Kate Schieldt, director of Human Resources Consulting, who is ready to answer members' questions. Chapter leadership identified a need for this position, particularly for members who are not large enough to have someone to handle human resources issues. 

Schieldt, who has more than 20 years experience in human resources with a major Wisconsin manufacturer, will provide an immediate benefit to members through high-quality human resources consulting. Members are welcome to call the ABC of Wisconsin office or email Kate with any questions or consulting needs they have.

"We are extremely pleased to have Kate and her high level of expertise and professionalism on board to serve our members," said John Mielke, ABC of Wisconsin president. "Kate will provide members with immediate service, specifically with any questions they may have about human resources, but the depth of the program will evolve and grow. Her experience makes her an ideal fit for the position."

Schieldt has extensive experience in human resources strategic development and implementation, compliance, policies and procedures, talent acquisitions, organizational development, compensation and benefits, performance management, environmental health and safety, occupational health, on-site medical clinic and self-insured worker’s compensation program. Schieldt also owned and operated her own human resource consultancy firm, working with small to mid-size employers throughout southern Wisconsin.

Schieldt earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Edgewood College in Madison. She is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP).  She has held several board positions and leadership roles with these boards.