Compensation Matters



July 2015

Volume 21, Issue 3

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Membership
  5. People on the Move


































































From the Chair

Hello CACC Members,

I hope that everyone enjoyed our last meeting with Tom Kelly, Director, Executive Compensation with Towers Watson on an informative topic regarding executive compensation trends.

I cannot believe that it is July already given that it feels like we just enjoyed our spring social. I wanted to share a few photos below from our event which was held at Chef Alyssa’s kitchen in April. We had a lot of fun spending time together, cooking and eating! I want to thank our Member Meetings Director, Sheryl Solomon, for finding such a unique activity and I know that she has already identified some great options for our fall event and hope that you will be able to join us. More information to come!

Enjoy these summer months with family and friends, and we’ll see you again September 9th for a timely topic on FLSA Overtime Exemption Standards.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

Teresa Newman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2015 CACC Chair

April Social at Chef Alyssa's kitchen








  Member Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at our usual meeting site, the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park at 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217.   As I’m sure most of you have heard, the Department of Labor is about to issue new regulations which will significantly impact exemption classifications.

The agency has completed its work, and the proposed standards are now with the Office of Management and Budget for final review.  In light of these far-reaching changes, our guest speaker will be Steve Greene of Helms & Greene PLC.  His presentation will address the anticipated new FLSA Overtime Exemption Standards.  Steve is a WorldatWork Compensation Advisory Council member, and he recently presented on this topic at the 2015 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park at 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Cost: CACC Members are Free; Guests — $35

Event Registration! Or, visit You must be logged in for the registration to receive your member discount. For your convenience, payments can now be made online.

Please register by Noon on Monday, September 7, 2015.  

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sheryl J. Solomon, CCP, SPHR
2015 Member Meeting Director


Make plans to register - there are seats available in both July classes!
Compensation & Benefits Education Courses

Partnering with WorldatWork, CACC is committed to providing the compensation and benefits professionals within our community the tools, resources and quality education for you to succeed.  The WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals provides HR professionals worldwide with six prestigious designations in key areas of total rewards: compensation, benefits and work-life.

Already started? Review the Certification Status page to see your progress on the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals’ designations.

Not certified? Take the first step to enhancing your professional future… 

Space is limited, so sign up now for WorldatWork Courses Sponsored by the Charlotte Area Compensation Council. All classes include breakfast & lunch!

July 13 - 14, 2015
C8 Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals [Note: a second class has been opened for this course.  Those previously waitlisted can now attend AND there are still seats available for those interested.]
GR7 International Remuneration – An Overview of Global Rewards

October 5 - 6, 2015
PER Principles of Executive Rewards* (Skill Building Seminar)
T3 Quantitative Methods

Course Delivery Method

CACC Member Pricing

WorldatWork Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

WorldatWork Non-Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

2 Day Course   with Exam

$100 discount off WorldatWork rate



2 Day Course   without Exam




* 2 Day Skill Building Seminar 

$100 off [email protected] rate



  Prices subject to change without notice.


For more information or to register, contact:

WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit

Location of CACC Classes:
Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park (formerly the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park)
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704 527-9650

Jean Gilreath, MSHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP 
2015 Education Director


 Welcome New Members!

  • Shannon Caldwell, MHR, PHR - HR Consultant - Duke Energy
  • Misty Easton, CBP, CCP - Director-Compensation - Duke Energy
  • Nicole Giles - Sr. Compensation Analyst - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
  • Michelle Johnson, PHR - Sr. HR Consultant, Compensation Planning - Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Linda Pedi - Sr. Manager, Compensation & Benefits - General Electric
  • Denesha Pusha-Jones - Compensation Analyst- Belk
  • Wyndy Russell - HR Analyst - City of Concord
  • Sarah Schuldt, CCP - Manager, Compensation - Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • John Shelton - Human Resources Administrator - O.R. Colan Associates
  • Susan Stade, PHR - Director of Human Resources - Coinmach
  • Tom Trasente - Compensation Analyst - Extended Stay America
  • Nga Vu - Compensation Analyst - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

 Benefits to CACC Membership:

  • Quarterly Member Meetings that provide networking opportunities as well as continuing education on current topics and practice trends;
  • WorldatWork Certification Courses, offered locally – with a price discount for members – to help you achieve, and maintain, your CCP or CBP certification;
  • Compensation Matters” Newsletter, published quarterly covering hot topics, upcoming events and CACC news;
  • Semi-Annual Social Networking Event, that gives members the opportunity to meet in an informal social setting, held at various locations;
  • The CACC Website [] for easy access to member information, calendars, member meetings, and job postings;
  • The CACC Membership Directory for contacting and networking with other CACC members; and
  • The Annual Membership Needs Survey to ensure that members have direct input into the planning and scheduling of programs and events.
  • Acccess to the new CACC LinkedIn group.

Caroline Dellinger
2015 Membership Director

People on the Move

Megan Blankemeyer, Vice Chair, recently accepted a new job as Sr. Compensation Consultant with Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. Megan was previously with UTC Aerospace Systems for 2.5 years working in compensation. Megan joins CACC members Jen Walters, Director of Compensation and Benefits and Chris Gilreath, Sr. Compensation Analyst to form the newly-created Compensation Department at the equipment rental company. She’s in her 9th year of membership in CACC and 3rd year serving on the Board, having previously served as Education Director.

Congratulations, Megan!


If you would like to highlight somoene "on the move" in the next newsletter, please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected].


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