2023 CCA President's Letter

Dear Columbus Compensation Association Members,

As I reflect on the prior year, 2022 provided award-winning experiences as an organization. We began 2022 with a call to gather.  Gather collectively to share thoughts, ideas, opinions, and experiences with one another. After two long years of social distancing, we made the important decision to begin hosting in-person meetings once again starting in April.  What an unbelievable success it was.  To build on this momentum, our next meeting in June featured a roundtable format allowing members to collaborate and share best practices on a variety of topics.   This enabled us to truly connect with one another and maximize our in-person time together.  We then concluded our membership meetings with an inspiring session with Dr. Scott Cawood, CEO of WorldatWork, sharing his knowledge on what we, as compensation professionals, must be mindful of as we construct programs that engage our workforces.  What an amazing year it was. 

With an award-winning organization, comes an incredible group of individuals who volunteer their time and talents to building something wonderful.  I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the 2022 CCA Board members for an incredible year of award-winning activities, programs, newsletters, and events.  This talented group of professionals is what makes CCA a WorldatWork Diamond Award winner, and such a fantastic organization to be a part of.  Thank you for the countless hours, engaging conversations, inspiring ideas, and most importantly, your fellowship.  A very special note of gratitude for our 2021 and 2022 VP, Membership, Carla Moore.  During her term as VP, Membership, Carla helped re-engage our members with fresh ideas on ways to connect which helped CCA remain a steady beacon throughout the pandemic. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to CCA!

I would also like to congratulate several individuals on their new role with the board.  Shauna Postalakis, Compensation Consultant with JM Family Enterprises, has been elected to serve as VP, Membership beginning in 2023 for a two-year term.  Mark Conwell, Compensation Manager with Help at Home, has moved into the Professional Development Chair, and we welcome our newest board member, Adam Finch, Compensation Consultant with Cardinal Health, as the Communications Chair.  Congratulations once again and I look forward to what we will be able to achieve in 2023!

Our vast membership continues to be our strength with more than 140 members in the Central Ohio area.  It’s our membership engagement that resulted in CCA being awarded the prestigious Diamond Award once again in 2022 and named one of WorldatWork’s top 5 Affiliate Networks.  As a Diamond Award winner, CCA has been recognized for excellence for advancing the HR & Total Rewards profession, providing professional development of our members, our community involvement, and our member engagement and growth. 

Our commitment to you, our members, remains unchanged.  We will continue to provide you with relevant and timely compensation trends, topics, information, and seek new ways to engage in this new world of work.  Be sure to stay connected via our website, e-mails, newsletters, and Linked In for upcoming events in the Central Ohio area.

If you are interested in getting more involved with CCA, please reach out to me to connect and discuss.  We are always looking for ways to propel the compensation profession, and it begins with each of us.  Thank you for your commitment to CCA and the compensation profession.  I am looking forward to another award-winning year!

With immense gratitude,

Melissa Sebald, President (2022 – 2023)

Columbus Compensation Association

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