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

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 Hospital and Clinics. 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 and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He has been in partnership with Scott Dettmann since 1996.

Scott M. Dettmann

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

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.

Brian Ronk

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

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.


Jennifer Hassrick

Jennifer Hassrick is Operations Manager for the firm at our Middleton office. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Nutrition Science, Jennifer managed our office 18 years ago when we formed Carlson Dettmann. She departed to earn her Master’s degree in sports management at Northern Illinois University, rejoining us at Survey Research Associates, our former survey practice, upon completing her advanced degree. Jennifer is an accomplished photographer, having managed a very successful practice as well as two other franchises in her spare time. Jennifer grew up in central Wisconsin.


Jenna Bidwell

Jenna Bidwell joined our firm as a Consultant in 2014. She has held a number of professional human resource staff positions since graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business with a major in HR management. When she told us she finished her BS in less than four years because she couldn’t wait to resume working, we hired her as fast as we could. Jenna lives in Wisconsin Rapids and is active in SHRM.  Jenna has multiple HR skills and interests. She is gifted technically and rapidly is becoming a job evaluation and survey data expert; she also enjoys employee development and staffing.

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