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 Professional through the WorldatWork and has been an adjunct professor of economics at the UW-Milwaukee and 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 has served 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 was a member of the board of directors of the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association.

Jennifer Hassrick

Jennifer Hassrick is a Consultant and also the Operations Manager for the firm. She is responsible for the evaluation and analysis of job content, market data, and development of compensations systems for clients in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. In addition, she is responsible for the development and maintenance of the firm’s proprietary survey data warehouse, customer database and business development programs.

Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her work experience includes involvement with CDC’s partner companies and the development of survey instruments and database driven applications. In addition, she has over ten years of business ownership and management experience, primarily in the retail and service industries.

Matt Shefchik

Matt Shefchik has over 20 years in the field of compensation.  Consulting with clients on compensation and human resource management projects since 2002, his areas of concentration are employee and executive compensation, sales and incentive compensation, job evaluation, and employee engagement.  He is an expert witness on compensation matters.  In addition to his consulting experience, he was an executive officer of a human resources services firm.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in management & human resources, and marketing.  He has the SHRM-SCP certification and is an active WorldatWork member.  He volunteers as a board member for UW Carbone Cancer Center and Waunakee Area Education Foundation.  He currently serves as a lecturer for UW-Madison Continuing Studies HR Management Program.

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.

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.


Heather Barber

Heather has more than 20 years of Human Resources experience, with 15 spent in public sector Human Resources with the City of Neenah.  As the Neenah HR and Safety Director, Heather oversaw all City HR functions including recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management, and safety.  She was also part of the labor relations team responsible for negotiating contracts and answering union grievances.  Heather holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from UW-Whitewater.


Alyssa Woltring

Alyssa joined our firm in 2019 as a Project Assistant. Alyssa holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from UW-Whitewater. She has four years HR experience in the Public Sector and two years in the Private Sector. As well as 2 years hospitality management and training. Alyssa enjoys assisting in the day-to-day operations of the firm including data collection and analysis.



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