Compensation Matters



October 2014

Volume 20, Issue 4

Table of Contents

  1. Member Meeting
  2. From the Chair
  3. CACC Volunteers at Classroom Central
  4. Education
  5. Membership
  6. Membership Renewal
















































































From the Chair

CACC Members:

I can’t believe the holidays are upon us. We have had such a great year thus far. In September, we enjoyed a Sales Compensation Trends presentation from Joe DiMisa from Sibson. I would also like to thank Second Harvest for presenting enlightening facts about their charity. Thanks to all of our members who participated Second Harvest charitable giving and our Classroom Central volunteer opportunity!

Here are our exciting activities we’ve got planned for autumn. Please see the other sections of this newsletter for information on CACC’s:

October Member Social – We are excited to be at Bonterra on October 28 for a night of networking and fun November Member Meeting – This is our last meeting of 2014. We are excited to have Bill Reigel from Hay Group presenting Reward Differentiation

If you haven’t had a chance lately, be sure to check out the CACC Website. Also, keep an eye out for your membership renewal which will be sent soon. We’re already planning to make 2014 a great year and hope you will continue to be a part of CACC!

Karly Allison-Poe, CCP®
2014 CACC Chair 


Member Meeting

The Charlotte Area Compensation Council is very pleased to announce our next Member Meeting speaker will be Bill Reigel, Vice President with Hay Group. Bill will present on Reward Differentiation and then moderate for a panel of local compensation leaders who will share how their organizations are differentiating pay.


  • Registration and breakfast buffet
  • Networking
  • Organization Business
  • Speaker from Classroom Central
  • Legislative Update
  • Bill Reigel presentation

Please mark your calendars now for this meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 12, 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

This November, we are partnering with Charlotte Bridge Home. The mission of CBH is to assist local veterans in successfully adapting to civilian life by identifying their specific education, employment, community and healthcare needs, and then connecting them to available community, state, and federal resources. Please consider making a donation or donating a gift card from any of the following places:

  • Staples Gift Cards – assist with operational costs - paper and ink cartridges
  • Gas Cards – for veterans in crisis, needing to travel to Salisbury, VA
  • Department Store Gift Cards(Walmart, etc) – for veterans and their families during the holidays

Click here to register! Or, visit and click on Member Meetings. You must be logged in for the registration to receive your member discount. For your convenience, payments can now be made online.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Please register by noon on Monday, November 10, 2014.

Jake Stewart, PHR 2014 Member Meeting Director

CACC Volunteers at Classroom Central

On Monday, September 29th, ten CACC members participated in CACC’s first volunteer activity with Classroom Central, one of our Community Outreach partners.  At Classroom Central’s Wilkinson Blvd. location, the group learned about the 4 main ways Classroom Central distributes school supplies then got right down to work.  Counting and sorting pencils into storage bags wasn’t difficult but the group knew they were making a difference – that one day soon these pencils would end up in the hands of kids who really need them!

Below is a picture of the group. Check out the bins of pencils at their feet!  Everyone agreed that this was a great way to start the week! 

Based on the success of today’s event, the Community Outreach Committee will definitely plan additional volunteer opportunities.  Watch your email for details about our next event before the end of the year.


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 4 – 5, 2015
C17 Market Pricing – Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis
B12 Benefits Outsourcing – Selecting, Contracting and Managing Service Partners

July 13 - 14, 2015
C8 Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals
GR7 International Remuneration – An Overview of Global Rewards

October 6 - 7, 2015
PER Principles of Executive Rewards* (Skill Building Seminar)
T3 Quantitative Methods


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




* 2 Day Skill Building Seminar 

$100 off [email protected] rate



  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!

  • Tracie Brunt, SPHR - Vice President, Human Resources with S&D Coffee and Tea
  • Miriam Davis - Talent Solutions Specialist with ADP
  • Ali King - Compensation Analyst with Compass Group USA
  • Aubra Lutmer - Director, Compensation with Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

 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

 Membership Renewal

It’s that time of year again!  Now is the time to renew your membership in the Charlotte Area Compensation Council. 

CACC membership offers you great networking and educational activities each year including:

  • Four membership meetings with a full breakfast at no cost 
  • Two social events with your fellow CACC members 
  • A discount on the CACC-sponsored WorldatWork Certification Courses 
  • A discount on registration for the WorldatWork National Conference

You can renew your membership on the CACC website,, or by contacting the CACC administrator ([email protected]).

Your continued membership and your support of CACC are very important to the group!  See you at the next meeting!


Jean Gilreath 
Membership Director


Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485