Compensation Matters



October 2019

Volume 25, Issue 4

Table of Contents

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



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From the Chair

Sarah Holmes, CBP, CCP, GRP, SPHR
2019 CACC Chair

Hello CACC Members!

I know several are entering the year end cycle, and for some, it's a continued busy pace of work.  It was great to see everyone who was able to join us for the session with Dr. Scott Cawood, President and CEO of WorldatWork.   It was a great perspective on trends in the industry and across Total Rewards.  We are looking forward to our upcoming meeting session and courses this month.   Be sure to make some time for networking at our member meeting and/or courses this year or even start planning for next year.   We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming member meeting!

 Member Meeting

Brad Van Pelt, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP
2019 Member Meetings Director

Financial wellness directly affects productivity on the job, and it isn't only individuals who lose out when financial well-being is lacking. At CACC's quarterly meeting, join CAPTRUST Vice President and Financial Advisor Heather Darcy to discuss the main ingredients of an effective financial wellness program. The session will explain how plan sponsors can help their workers understand what financial wellness looks like at different ages and career stages, as well as what their roles and responsibilities are as fiduciaries. CAPTRUST is an independently owned and operated retirement plan and investment advisory firm headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with $340 billion in assets under advisement.

Register to hear Heather on Wednesday, November 6th from 8:30 - 10:30 am at The Employers Association. As a reminder, breakfast and networking begin at 8:30am, with the meeting beginning at 9:00am.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Chris Gilreath, MSITM, CBAP
2019 Education Director

Our last two courses of 2019 are next week - don't wait, register today!

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

CACC will be offering five courses in 2020:

For more information or to register, contact: WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit


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 and 2020 CACC Classes!
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-522-8011


Niki Johnson
2019 Membership Director

Welcome to FALL! With a hint of summer-like weather, a mix of pumpkin spice and shorts?  Well if you are as confused as we are with the weather, don't fret! CACC is here to provide some resemblance of normalcy (albeit not with the weather).

Where can CACC help? CACC membership offers you great networking and educational activities each year. 

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; 
  • The Annual Membership Needs Survey to ensure that members have direct input into the planning and scheduling of programs and events; 
  • Access to the CACC LinkedIn group (CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council on LinkedIn).

Know any compensation professionals that would benefit from this forum? If you know of compensation professionals that would be interested in knowing more about CACC, please feel free to provide our email.  We would be happy to have a discussion with them.

Your continued membership and your support of CACC are very important to the group!  

 Member Spotlight

Allie Woody
2019 Vice Chair

Name: Allie Woody
Current Role: Senior Compensation Consultant, Total Compensation Design
Employer: Wells Fargo
Why are you a CACC member?: I enjoy the educational offerings as well as the chance to connect with others in the total rewards space. 
What's your favorite role or project that you've worked on during your career?:  I joke that 2016 was my year of M&A activity - and I loved it.  I supported two divestitures and also the integration of the GE Capital businesses into Wells Fargo.  The GE work was overwhelming at times - and stretched well beyond 2016 - but it also provided me with a ton of new experiences and opportunities to grow my skillset. 
What Total Rewards trend are you closely following?: Minimum pay and the living wage discussion.  There's a ton of conversation around the social and economic impacts, and then you layer in the employer perspective and internal wage compression and the complexity just multiplies.  It will be interesting to see how things play out over the next couple of years.


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Tel: 704.785.4485