Compensation Matters



Volume 21, Issue 4

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. CACC Fresh Ideas for Lunch
  3. Fall Social
  4. Member Meeting
  5. Education
  6. Membership
  7. People on the Move

































































From the Chair

Hello CACC Members,

We had a fantastic meeting this September with Steve Greene on the FLSA Overtime Exemption Standards. Graciously, Steve shared his powerpoint presentation, along with some additional documents, that will be saved out on our CACC website under the members only section. In addition, we truly want to thank all of you for bringing in can goods for Second Harvest; it was appreciated!

It is almost time for our Fall Social – and our creative Member Meetings Director, Sheryl Solomon, has identified an outing that I believe everyone will enjoy! Please see below for more information on the social, and about our next meeting, which will be held on November 11th. Towers Watson will be hosting a roundtable discussion on current trends and hot topics. I hope that you are able to participate with us and come ready to ask all of your burning questions!

In closing, I encourage you to take a moment and read a message below from Megan Blankemeyer, our Vice Chair, on participating in a roundtable to gain your direct feedback on all things CACC. We hope to see you there!


Teresa Newman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2015 CACC Chair

CACC Fresh Ideas for Lunch

Announcing a focus group to brainstorm fresh ideas for CACC.

We know you have great ideas, so come share them with us!
Join me for lunch and idea-sharing at Amelie’s in NoDa (click for map) on Thursday, October 22nd at 12:30pm. RSVP here [click here to rsvp].

If this time doesn’t work for you, don’t let that stop you – let me know if you have ideas & want to share.
Please contact Megan Blankemeyer (click to email) with questions.

Megan Blankemeyer
2015 Vice Chair

 Fall Social

Get ready to come out and show your support for Buzz City, your local Charlotte Hornets Basketball Team!!

Our fall social will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd as the Charlotte Hornets take on the Chicago Bulls at TimeWarner Arena

We will meet beforehand to enjoy some food and drink (location tbd), then head over to the arena for a fun and exciting evening of professional basketball.  Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to tipoff time! 

  Member Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 11th at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park at 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217.   We are excited to share that this meeting will be the first of what we hope to become an annual event!

Charlotte-based Towers Watson Director Tom Kelly, along with several of his colleagues, will be providing us with invaluable Compensation year-end trend and market information. They will then facilitate an interactive roundtable discussion to enable us to share best practices and problem-solve with our local and regional peers.

Don’t miss this information-packed meeting! 

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • 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

Event Registration! Or, visit You 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, November 9, 2015.  

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sheryl J. Solomon, CCP, SPHR
2015 Member Meeting Director


Make plans to register - 2015 and 2016 courses available!

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!

2015 Courses Still Available

October 5 - 6, 2015
PER Principles of Executive Rewards* (Skill Building Seminar)
T3 Quantitative Methods


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




* 2 Day Skill Building Seminar 

$100 off [email protected] rate



  Prices subject to change without notice.


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

Jean Gilreath, MSHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP 
2015 Education Director


 Welcome New Members!

  • Asheley Hayes - Manager, Performance and Total Rewards - BDO
  • Shawn Jargowsky - HR Consultant - Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Nikiya Johnson - Skanska
  • Ronald Kaufman - HR Director - THORLO, Inc.
  • Daniel Kim, CCP - Sr. Compensation Analyst - The Fresh Market
  • Allison McNeely, CCP - Subject Matter Expert, HRIS - Bon Secours 

 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
2015 Membership Director

People on the Move

Kay Allen has recently been promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Grubb Properties.  She has also obtained the SHRM-SCP certification.

Congratulations, Kay!


If 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