Compensation Matters



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January 2019

Volume 25, Issue 1

Table of Contents

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



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From the Chair

Stephanie Oberg, PHR, SHRM-CP
2018 CACC Chair

Happy New Year! 

As one year ends, another begins. If you are like me, you've spent these past few weeks reflecting on your accomplishments in 2018. Whether you accomplished personal or professional goals this year, I hope you take a moment to celebrate all that you have achieved and continue looking ahead to the future!

As the Chair of CACC for 2018, there are many accomplishments from this year that I'd like to take a moment to celebrate. Within the 1st quarter of 2018, our Member Meetings Chair had a job opportunity that required him to move out of state and forego his position on the Board. The Board wasted no time in volunteering to help with the responsibilities in the interim, which turned out to be the remainder of 2018.

In addition, each Board member made efforts to help reduce expenses and increase revenue for the association. This included exploring alternative locations, like The Employers Association, who provided complimentary meeting space for ALL education and member meetings in 2018 (and will do so again in 2019). We were also cost-conscious when catering each event, reducing the overall expense for 2018, compared to 2017.

And last, but certainly not least, I want to acknowledge this year's sponsors - Marsh & McLennan Agency, Member Meeting Sponsor, and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as our 2018-19 Premier Sponsor! 

It can be tough to balance business needs with the desires of those you are serving, but we hope to have served our members well in 2018 and look forward to 2019. 

If you haven't already saved-the-date, please be sure to mark your calendars for our first member meeting of 2019 on February 13th at The Employers Association. For more information on the Member meeting and to register, please scroll down to the member meeting section of the newsletter.

Thank you again for your continued membership. It has been my pleasure to serve as CACC's 2018 Chair. Cheers to a new year! 

Stephanie Oberg, PHR, SHRM-CP
2018 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting

CEO Pay Ratios & Proxy Statements, oh my! 

Please join us for our 1st member meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, February 13 from 8:30 - 10:30 am at The Employers Association, 3020 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273. CACC member, Megan Blankemeyer and Katie Gaynor, will discuss pay transparency as it pertains to CEO Pay Ratios and proxy statements. Megan and Katie will be representing the Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance team of FTI Consulting. Their team provides objective and strong advice to design and implement a comprehensive executive compensation program, aligning the interests of employees with those of the company's shareholders and investors.

Please register for the meeting here.

NOTE: Breakfast/Networking will begin at 8:30am, with the meeting from 9am - 10:30am.

Looking ahead? Our second member meeting is scheduled for May 1st at The Employers Association. We will be discussing the interplay of mental illness, PTSD, and ADA in the workplace. Hope to see you there!

2018 CACC Board of Directors


Chris Gilreath, MSITM, CBAP
2018 Education Director

Along with our compensation courses, we will be hosting (2) benefit courses in 2019. Course titles and dates below. Don't wait, register today!

T2 - Accounting & Finance May 13-14, 2019
B2 - Retirement Plans May 13-14, 2019

B3A - Health and Welfare Plans July 8-9, 2019
C2 - Job Analysis, Documentation & Evaluation July 8-9, 2019

C8 - Business Acumen Oct 14-15, 2019
T4 - Strategic Communication Oct 14-15, 2019

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.

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

Location of 2019 CACC Classes!
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-522-8011

Chris Gilreath, MSITM, CBAP
2018 Education Director


Niki Johnson
2018 Membership Director

Happy New Year!

2019 is destined to be an exciting year for compensation professionals and CACC is excited to share this New Year with you.  CACC membership offers you great networking and educational activities each year. We are excited to continue doing this but need your help! We would like to kindly remind members with outstanding invoices to pay those invoices upon receipt.  If you need assistance with your renewal, feel free to contact the CACC administrator at ([email protected]). Additionally, you can renew your membership on the CACC website,, or by contacting the CACC administrator.

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;
  • Access to the CACC LinkedIn group (CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council on LinkedIn);
  • Compensation Matters Newsletter, published quarterly covering hot topics, upcoming events and CACC news;
  • Semi-Annual Social Networking Events, 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.

Know any People on the Move? If you would like to highlight someone "on the move" in the next CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council 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

2018 Education Director

Board Slate

It's that time!

The Board has approved a slate of candidates for the incoming 2019 CACC Board.  Please take a moment to cast your ballot here.

Thank you for your participation!

Please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected] with any questions.

Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485