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Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Secretary, State Director and other Council members with Council communications.

Responsible To: Secretary


  1. Update State Council position descriptions as needed.
  2. Work with Administrative Management Company to maintain a regularly updated council member list.
  3. Ensure that the "affiliate of" SHRM logo is on all printed materials, products and on the website.
  4. Assist Secretary in maintaining the bylaws of Council and draft updates as necessary.
  5. Create and facilitate the yearly communication plan with Secretary.
  6. Facilitate state and national e-blasts for the Council.
  7. Ensure that website content is up-to-date. Perform regular review of website and obtain technical updates with third party companies as needed.
  8. Assist Secretary with the Council magazine.
  9. Recognize new Council members and exiting Council members, including acknowledgements to their employers for allowing members to volunteer.
  10. Annually request HR Professionals Day proclamation and assist with press releases to various media and Chapters around the State.
  11. Coordinate council volunteer appreciation event at State Conference.
  12. Assist Secretary with the administration of Council Partnerships.
  13. Assist other Council members on various special projects and council communication for events, conferences, or activities.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by State Director or Secretary.

Not required to attend State Council meetings. National SHRM membership in good standing required. HRCI certification preferred.

Serves a one-year term beginning the first day of January and ending the last day of December. May be re-elected for two additional terms for a total of three years.

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Contact Information
Pat Estes
Pat Estes
Assessment Analyst 
Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Ph: 608.663.2342

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Pat Estes is a an Assessment Analyst within the Office of Institutional Research at Edgewood College, where he is responsible for overseeing the design, administration, and analysis of institutional surveys and assessments. Additionally, Pat is in charge of creating meaningful reports that highlight key findings from assessments, which are used campus-wide in key decision making processes.


Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Whitewater, where he studied Psychology and Human Resource Management. Pat began his involvement in SHRM in 2007 as a member of the UW-Whitewater student chapter. During his college career, Pat served as the Campus Representative for the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) and peer-reviewer for the Student Research Award grant.  Pat has continued his involvement in professional development activities as an active member of Greater Madison Area (GMA) SHRM chapter, South Central Wisconsin Chapter (SCWC) of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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