The Carlson Dettmann Consulting Team

Our team is a diverse group, and we are not rookies.

In addition to having specialized compensation design technical skills, all of our field consultants have extensive human resource management experience.  This is so important to you because we understand the strategic and practical relationship between compensation and the overall management challenge.

Charles E. Carlson has advised Wisconsin public employers for over forty years.  He has negotiated over 250 collective bargaining agreements, helped employers establish compensation plans and human resource systems, and guided communities through management and program re-organization.  Charlie has been a labor relations advisor to the UW-Madison and was personnel director for University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He was CEO of Enetrix, LLC, a survey research company acquired by Gallup, Inc in 2008.  He holds a master’s degree in public administration and policy from UW-Madison (76), a BA degree in political science and economics from the University of Illinois (68).  He is a Certified Compensation Consultant through the WorldatWork and has been an adjunct professor of economics at the UW-Milwaukee.  He has been in partnership with Scott Dettmann since 1996.

Scott M. Dettmann is an expert in all phases of compensation management, advising clients since 1985.  Scott entered into partnerships with Charlie Carlson in 1996 and continued as a partner in Enetrix, LLC, helping pioneer the firm’s online compensation survey enterprise.  Prior to partnering with Charlie Carlson, he was President of DCA Wisconsin, a third party administration, consulting, and actuarial service firm. Earlier in his career he served as a human resource director at several manufacturing organizations.  Scott has led clients through base pay program design and management, executive compensation studies and strategic business planning.  He holds a MBA from Drake University and a BS degree in General Business from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  He currently serves as an adjunct professor of business at the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison.

Patrick Glynn

Patrick Glynn has nearly two decades of leadership experience in public sector human resources and administration. He has represented the human resources, labor relations, and management interests of three Wisconsin counties; Marquette, Sauk, and Calumet. During his thirteen year tenure with Calumet County he led the organization through the development of a new comprehensive pay plan, a transformation of a traditional leave system to a paid time off program, and significant modifications to their health insurance program resulting in significant savings for the county and best practices award recognition. Patrick holds a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has been President of the Wisconsin Public Employers Labor Relations Association and a member of the board of directors of the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association.

Katherine M. McCloskey joined Charlie Carlson as a consultant in 1991 upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations.  Katie subsequently worked on assignments as an independent consultant as a human resource manager. She returned to consulting with Charlie and Scott at Enetrix in 2007.  Katie particularly likes helping clients create performance management systems aligned with strategic goals, and she is a very competent, professional compensation consultant, as well.  Katie earned a BA in Psychology/Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brian Ronk has been a compensation consultant and analyst since 1999.  He is an expert in job evaluation and market measurement and analysis.  Brian joined Charlie and Scott as a consultant in 2000 and has worked with them as an independent contractor while helping raise two daughters.  He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a BA in Psychology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Barb Petkovsek is an experienced leader and manager of county governments.  She has been both an administrative coordinator and director of administration responsible for budgeting, auditing, human resources, and all related administrative functions.  She also was an elected County Clerk for eleven years.  Barb holds a BA degree in General Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay with a specialization in management.  As the head of administration for both Clark County and Adams County, WI, Barb was responsible for human resources on three compensation projects conducted by Carlson Dettmann Consulting.

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