Compensation Matters




April 2016

Volume 22, Issue 2

Table of Contents

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


































































From the Chair

Hello CACC Members!

I hope that everyone enjoyed our speaker, Joan Harpootlian Thomas at the February Annual Meeting and is excited for a new year!

We have a few exciting announcements as we enter the spring season.

Upcoming- Fresh Ideas for Breakfast
We know you have great ideas, so come share them with us!
Join Caroline and me for idea-sharing during breakfast at our May Member Meeting on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30am. Come early, then stay for the Meeting!

Member Survey
Our annual Member Survey was sent out recently. We invite you to take a few minutes to provide us some valuable feedback! If you haven't yet, click here to take the survey.

People on the Move
As we start the new year, remember to update your information on the CACC website. Exciting changes are happening within our membership - make sure your fellow CACC members are able to keep in touch! As a bonus, we'll begin picking up title and company changes from the website to highlight members in the newsletter. One more way for all of us to celebrate with you!

In closing, I want to share what a privilege it is to be your Chairperson for 2016. I have truly enjoyed being a part of the CACC Board over the years, and I am excited for what 2016 holds for our organization. We have enthusiastic board and committee members dedicated to fulfill CACC's mission and to have a little fun while we're at it. As reminder, it's not too late to be a part of a committees - email me if you're interested!


Megan Blankemeyer, CCP
2016 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting

We are pleased to announce Kenny Colbert, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President & CEO of The Employers Association (TEA), as our speaker for our upcoming Member Meeting on Wednesday May 11th, 2016.

As some of you may know, The Employers Association and former Executive Vice President, Jan Karow, were part of the Founding Members in the planning and assembly of CACC. Kenny, more specifically, has been an active member of CACC since 1994, and provides us with Legislative Updates at each member meeting. So when thinking about a topic for May, it only seemed fitting to have Kenny join us as our keynote speaker provided the recently passed, and pending legislation both at the local, regional, and national level. The focus of the meeting will be to learn about recent updates to the pending FLSA changes, the impact of the recently passed HB2 Bill for NC, what constitutes a contractor, and much more!

At The Employers Association, Kenny is responsible for leading the strategic planning activities and directing the development of new services. He has been President of The Employers Association since 2003 and has more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources!

We hope that you can join us. Meeting details and registration information is below.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • 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

To register for the May Meeting, click here or visit www.caccweb.comYou 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, May 9, 2016.  

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sheryl J. Solomon, CCP, SPHR
2016 Member Meeting Director 


Make plans to register for 2016 courses!

Compensation & Benefits Education Courses in 2016 available at reduced rates!

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!

Upcoming 2016 Courses - offered with a price reduction! 

May 9-10, 2016
T1 Total Rewards Management 
T7 International Financial Reporting Standards for Compensation Professionals

July 18-19, 2016
C2 Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation
B3 Health and Welfare Plans Plan Types and Administration

October 10-11, 2016
C12 Variable Pay Improving Performance with Variable Pay 
T4 Strategic Communication in Total Rewards

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 [email protected] rate



2 Day Course   without Exam




  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

Sarah Holmes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP 
2016 Education Director


 Welcome New Members!

  • Ashley Allen - HR Analyst, Cabarrus County Government
  • Rashanda Cherry, CCP - Compensation Consultant, Time Warner Cable
  • Dean Lewis - Director of HR Operations, McLeod Health
  • Agnes King, PHR - Assistant Director of HR Operations, McLeod Health
  • Alyssa Williams - Executive Compensation Analyst, Domtar
  • Sharon Zajac - Compensation Consultant, Steven Douglas Associates

 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
2016 Membership Director


This year's CACC mentoring program is in full swing!  Our kick-off event took place on Tuesday, March 15th, at the PNG building in South Park.  So far this year we have four mentors paired with four mentees.  However, if you were unable to attend the event and would still like to participate in the program, our doors are always open!

As we go through this year, mentors and mentees will continue to work with each other at their own pace as they continue to receive monthly updates from me.  We would like to invite you to think about participating in the program.  Especially if you are participating in the certification courses offered by CACC or are just a new member in general!  This will allow you to take advantage of a program that gives you the opportunity to closer network with someone in CACC.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime via the contact information below if you have questions regarding the program, or would like to participate in the program.  There's always room for more!

Kris Eddy

2016 Mentoring Director

 People on the Move

  • Caroline Dellinger has recently begun work as a Classification and Compensation Analyst with University of North Carolina Wilmington.  UNCW, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service, as well as upholding the ideals of inquiry, comparison, critical thinking, and creativity. 

  • Martha Landrum has joined Accrue Partners as a Consultant.  Accrue Partners is an award-winning, women-owned staffing firm committed to maximizing workforce solutions across the United States for both mid-size and large, Fortune 500 companies.
  • Know any People on the MoveIf you would like to highlight somoene "on the move" in the next newsletter, please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected].


Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485