Compensation Matters




April 2017

Volume 23, Issue 2

Table of Contents

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




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From the Chair

Hello CACC Members!

Thank you to everyone for attending our February Annual Meeting. We hosted a successful event at The Employers Association with featured speakers, Lisa Toppin, Karen DeMay and Kevin Raines. This panel provided some great insight on "Compensation Challenges and Opportunities in a Brave New World". What a great way to kick-off the new year!

Nearly nine years ago I attended my first CACC meeting in downtown Charlotte. I was invited by another member who was nice enough to introduce me to the Charlotte HR market. Like most people, it was painful for me to open up and network with people I didn't know; especially people who had more experience than me in the field I was interested in pursuing. However, I was fortunate enough to meet some great members/mentors who went out of their way to make me feel welcome. Because of their effort I pursued becoming more involved in CACC and was given the opportunity to serve on the board beginning in 2013. I'm very thankful for CACC because without the connections and opportunities this group provides I would have had a much more difficult time finding my path in Charlotte.

I would encourage all members to engage where you can with CACC! You'll find that CACC is a great way to develop your network and career. Here are a few ways to get involved:

Member Socials

We'll be hosting our first social of 2017 at Friendship Trays of Charlotte on April 28. This is a great way to meet fellow members and serve the community at the same time!

Member Meetings

We have a great speaker lined up for May 10 to speak about leadership. This meeting will be held at TIAA-CREF in Charlotte.

CACC hosted [email protected] courses

Every year CACC hosts several [email protected] courses in Charlotte to give members an opportunity to gain their certification and connect with a broader network of total rewards professionals.

There are many more opportunities such as serving on a committee or hosting a member meeting at your company facility, just to name a couple.

It is an honor to be your Chairperson for 2017. I look forward to the events we have planned and working with my fellow board members to implement ways to grow CACC for current and future members! If I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected].

Jake Stewart
2017 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting/Social

April Social

Please join us in supporting our Charlotte Community by volunteering at Friendship Trays on Friday, April 28th from 8 - 11 am!

Friendship Trays' Mission is: To deliver daily, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in this community who are unable, because of age or infirmity to obtain or prepare their own meals.

They are welcoming all interested CACC members to do a morning shift at their facility, which is located at 2401-A Distribution Street, Charlotte, NC 28203.  Phone# is (704) 333-9229.  For anyone who's not done this before, it's FUN!!!  

We do need to provide them a list of those who will be attending, so please RSVP here by Wednesday, April 26th.

For those whose calendars allow, we'll pick a fun spot for lunch afterwards!

May Meeting

Our May Meeting will be held at TIAA Financial Services on Wednesday, May 10th.  TIAA is located at 8500 Andrew Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC  28262.  Phone # is (800) 842-3639.

We're excited to have Paulette Ashlin of Ashlin Associates as our featured speaker!  She'll be discussing hot topics from her recently published book, Leading: The Way - Behaviors That Drive Success, which has inspired presentation topics ranging from Fishbowl Leadership, Self-Awareness, Self-Control, to Self-Stewardship, Integrity, Humility, and Acting The Part.

As an executive and business coach, Paulette has guided executives and professionals in global, national, and regional organizations representing all industries - from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Her behavioral approach to excellent leadership has resonated at all levels and is replicated throughout organizations because of its proven sustainability. Paulette has served as a line executive and human resources executive in the energy and global human capital solutions industries.  She received the Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women by The Mecklenburg Times.

Paulette Ashlin is a sought-after speaker and presenter who engages her audience with warmth, humor, and amazing stories. Adapting to audiences from all industries, levels, and professions, she is able to find common ground while motivating and teaching participants to enhance their leadership and careers. Her energetic presentation style enlivens her audiences while addressing noteworthy business concepts. Paulette holds an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.A. in Psychology from Davidson College. She and her husband have two children. She is multi-lingual and communicates with friends, family and colleagues in four languages.

Please register here by noon on Monday, May 8.

Sheryl J. Solomon, CCP, SPHR
2017 Member Meeting Director 


Make plans to register!
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!

May 8 - 9, 2017
T2-Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional

July 17 - 18, 2017
B3A-Health and Welfare Plans - Strategic Planning and Design

C1-Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs

October 9 - 10, 2017
C4-Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance

C8-Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals

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.

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 
2017 Education Director


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

Welcome New Members!

Stephanie Christon - Sr. Compensation Analyst, SPX Corporation
Robin Coard, PHR - Compensatin Consultant, BB&T
Timothy Coffey, CCP - Compensation Manager, Brighthouse Financial/MetLife
Michael Hayes - Leader, Executive Compensation, Brighthouse Financial
Jennifer Lazarus, PHR - Compensation Analyst, Mecklenburg County
Mary Lyons, SPHR - Human Resources Manager, Saft Management
Maitrik Shah - Compensation Analyst, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
Sarah McCartney - Director Compensation, Carolinas Healthcare System
Kristine Mitchell - Compensation Analyst, Babcock & Wilcox
Elyse Moore - Sr. Comp Analyst, Brighthouse Financial/MetLife
Anita Rush, CCP, GRP, SPHR - Sr. Compensation Consultant, Sunbelt Rentals
Judy Sweger, CCp, SPHR - Director, Compensation & Benefits, Old Dominion Freight Line
Aliisa Vint - Compensation Specialist, UTC Aerospace Sysetms
Javier Young - Vice President, Wells Fargo

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; and
  • 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 MoveIf you would like to highlight somoene "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
2017 Membership Director


Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485