Compensation Matters



July 2014

Volume 20, Issue 3

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Condolences
  3. Member Meeting
  4. Education
  5. Membership
  6. Mentoring
  7. Member Spotlight
  8. Miscellaneous
















































































From the Chair

Hello CACC Members!

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! It’s hard to believe that we have made it half way through the year.

Remember it’s not too late to register for our July classes if you need any credits to obtain or maintain your WorldatWork CCP. Visit our website: for more details.

  • B2: Retirement Plans – Design Considerations & Administration
  • T4: Strategic Communication in Total Rewards

On a separate note, we have retained Pamela Gilreath as CACC’s Administrator! Pam has her own business, Gilreath Virtual Assistance, and we originally engaged her in January 2013. Since then she has done a fantastic job for the CACC board and members.

See you at our September 10 member meeting! We are excited to have Joe DiMisa with Sibson Consulting to discuss Sales Incentive Compensation.

Karly Allison-Poe, CCP®
2014 CACC Chair


Our Condolences to Kenny Colbert and his family.

It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Kenny Colbert’s daughter, Kenan.  Kenny is a long-standing CACC member, previous Board member, and a regular speaker.  Kenny graciously gives his time to prepare and present a legal update at each of our quarterly member meetings. 

Kenan Colbert Koll lived life passionately and our hearts go out to Kenny and his family in this difficult time.

If you would like to express your condolences, cards can be sent to Kenny at The Employers Association at 3020 W. Arrowood Rd.  Charlotte, NC 28273.  In addition, a scholarship is being established in Kenan’s name for deserving high school students.    Memorials may be made in Kenan’s name to the Kenan Koll Cancer Fund at 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Member Meeting

Mark your calendars now for the September Member Meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park; 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte NC 28217 (Tyvola at I-77)
  • Cost: CACC Members are Free; Guests — $35

The presenter for this meeting will be Joe DiMisa with Sibson Consulting.  His presentation will include an open discussion around Trends and Patterns in Compensation Planning and Award and Recognition.  Attendees will hear about movements to revenue and profit based plans, the mechanics behind these measures (e.g. linkages, caps and thresholds) and new monetary and non-monetary award and recognition programs.  Specific topic areas include: 

  • What measures are companies using in their compensation plans?   
  • What is more common? – Quota based compensation plans or commission based compensation plans. 
  • Which compensation plan works best and in what situations?  
  • The current use of Stock grants for sales, signing bonuses and SPIFF and award perks. 
  • Are geographic pay differentials still valid for sales 
  • What are some of the monetary and non-monetary award and recognition programs organizations are using?

We look forward to seeing you there!  Click here to register.

Jake Stewart, PHR
2014 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!

July 14 - 15, 2014
B2 Retirement Plans – Design Considerations and Administration
T4 Strategic Communication in Total Rewards

October 6 - 7, 2014
T2 Accounting and Finance for the HR Professional

C1 Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs

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




  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

Megan Blankemeyer
2014 Education Director


 Welcome New Members!

  • Tina Bryant - Senior Manager, Compensation & Administration with Shurtape Technologies
  • LisaMarie Delaney - VP Human Resources with First Financial Services, Inc.
  • Rhonda Hiatt - HRMS-Benefits & Compensation Administrator with Insteel Industries, Inc.
  • Aubra Lutmer - Compensation Analyst with City of Charlotte
  • Stephanie Oberg - Manager, Compensation & Research with The Employers Association
  • Sara Slone - Compensation Consultant with Wells Fargo

 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.
  • Contact Jean Gilreath at [email protected] for instructions on how to join the new CACC LinkedIn group.

Jean Gilreath, CBP, CCP, GRP, MHR, SPHR
2014 Membership Chair


Member Spotlight

Deadria Bush, Senior HR Generalist-Compensation
Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority (CRVA)

Adria Bush, Senior HR Generalist-Compensation with Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority (, has been a member of CACC for over two years.  She learned about CACC upon her relocation back to Charlotte after having worked in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Her company, CRVA, markets by bringing visitors and events to the Charlotte region and seeks to ensure that events in the Charlotte area are successful and visitors have a positive experience.

With a BA from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. from Webster University, Adria has also worked for such companies as Fidelity Investments, AON Hewitt, ACS-Buck Consultants, MedImmune, and Time Warner Cable.

Adria is currently participating in the CACC Mentoring Program with Mentor DeLane Huneycutt.  In her spare time, Adria enjoys traveling, reading, working on home improvement projects, and volunteering with senior citizens and young children.  In addition, she is a licensed State of North Carolina foster parent.



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