Compensation Matters




April 2018

Volume 24, Issue 2

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Membership


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From the Chair

Happy Spring CACC Members,

If you are like me, Spring is a time to freshen up your wardrobe, buy new home décor, and update your yard landscape. Similarly, we should take this time to update our professional development and explore ways to enhance our knowledge, engage in our community, and build up our professional network.

As a member of CACC, we can help freshen up your professional development. In 2018, our goal is to offer members trending topics and highly sought after speakers for both our member meetings and WorldatWork education courses to help achieve your certification and enhance your skill set.  We also want to provide creative member socials to network with peers in a fun, relaxed environment.

Coming up, Scott Cawood, Ed.D., CCP, GRP, President and CEO of WorldatWork, will be joining us for our member meeting on May 9th. You don't want to miss this! Scott will discuss the unique role today's professionals play in helping organizations make the critical connection between highly effective organizations and rewards that achieve business success through a fully engaged workforce. 

In addition to hosting WorldatWork in May, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) will be joining us on August 8th to share benefit trends and best practices as many companies head into open enrollment season. Then, on November 7th Willis Towers Watson will share insights to the Total Reward Optimization tool, and Wells Fargo will discuss how this type of tool can be utilized to find its 'total reward sweet spot'.

Please be sure to save-the-date for these member meetings!

2018 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting May 9th | The Time is Now!

Join us on May 9th as WorldatWork President & CEO, Scott Cawood, Ed.D., CCP, GRP, joins CACC to discuss the unique role today's professionals play in helping organizations make the critical connection between highly effective organizations and rewards that achieve business success through a fully engaged workforce. 

The employer-employee relationship that once connected organizations and the workforce is gone. Today, every organization is being challenged to rethink its strategy, including how it competes for and engages with workers in an ever-changing, on-demand world. As a result, it's time to find new ways to create fun and rewarding workplaces that deliver a unique and competitive advantage.
Prior to joining WorldatWork, Scott was the Leader of Organizational Effectiveness at W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., the maker of Gore-Tex.  Scott has served as the President of Synygy, a global compensation and sales software company where he began as its chief operations and people officer.  Scott has also held executive positions at Revlon and the Great Place to Work Institute, which selects Fortune magazine's 100 Best Places to Work. 
As an avid learner, Scott holds five degrees, including his doctorate in work-based learning from the Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied labor and industrial relations, at Michigan State. He has been a part of the business school faculty at Georgetown University for 15 years. Scott holds a first-degree Black belt in Kenpo Karate, loves riding roller coasters, never turns down carrot cake. When he's not visiting members or a WorldatWork local network, Scott can be found splitting his time between rescuing Whippets and training for his next marathon.  Scott was born in Detroit, MI and now calls the sunny state of Arizona, home.

To register for the meeting, click here.

Meeting Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Location: The Employers Association (TEA), 3020 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Cost: CACC Members are Free; Guests $35

 Please register by noon on Monday, May 7.

If you are interested in Sponsoring CACC, now is the time! With organizations such as WorldatWork, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, and many others attending these meetings, what better way to increase exposure to your organization, while building your professional network. We have 3 Sponsorship tiers starting at $500 up to $1,000. Its an affordable investment with a high value return. If you are interested in learning more, please contact CACC Chair, Stephanie Oberg at [email protected].

CACC 2018 Board of Directors


Make plans to register!
Compensation & Benefits Education Courses

Still time to sign up for the May Class, "Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis."

May's course focuses on "avoiding analysis paralysis."This course will provide a consistent and effective methodology for market-pricing benchmark jobs within an organization.  Participants will have an opportunity to develop their data utilization skills through classroom practicum exercises.

For more information about the May 7th & 8th course and how to register, click here.

May 7 - 8, 2018
C17-Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis

July 9 - 10, 2018
ACE - Advanced Concepts in Executive Compensation

October 8 - 9, 2018
T3 - Quantitative Methods

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

Course Delivery Method

CACC Member Pricing

WorldatWork Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

WorldatWork Non-Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

2 Day Course   with Exam

10% discount off WorldatWork rate



2 Day Course   without Exam




  Prices subject to change without notice.

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... 

For more information or to register, contact:

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

NEW Location of CACC Classes!
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-522-8011

Chris Gilreath, CBAP
2018 Education Director


CACC membership offers you great networking and educational activities each year. 

Welcome New Members!

Karen Bell, SPHR HR Director at Sherwin-Williams
Kim Hardy, Compensation Analyst at City of Concord
Merrill Kubak, Compensation in Charlotte
Tyffani Newkirk Sr. Compensation Analyst at Charter Communications

2018 Membership Survey

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Member Meeting Survey.  Your opinion is valuable to us and we thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.  If you would like to review the results, please feel free to contact Niki Johnson at [email protected]

Benefits to CACC Membership:

  • (4) 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;
  • The Annual Membership Needs Survey to ensure that members have direct input into the planning and scheduling of programs and events;
  • Access to the new CACC LinkedIn group.

You can renew your membership on the CACC website,, or by contacting the CACC administrator ([email protected]).

Know any People on the Move? If you would like to highlight someone "on the move" in the next newsletter, please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected].

Your continued membership and your support of CACC are very important to the group!  

Niki Johnson
2018 Membership Director

Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485