2020 CCA President's Letter

Dear Columbus Compensation Association Member:

Welcome to an especially exciting year for the Columbus Compensation Association. This year, 2020, we celebrate 40 years of providing members with quality education, learning and networking within the compensation profession. We will recognize and celebrate the many achievements, awards, leadership, and hard work that have gone into making our association one of the best in the country. We also want to take the time to thank our members, because without you, there would be no CCA. So, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your relentless engagement at our events and meetings, your feedback that helps guide the board's decisions, and for promoting CCA to your co-workers, leaders and those new to the compensation profession.

Before we move forward into 2020, let’s take a moment to recognize the achievements over the last year in 2019 under the leadership of our former President, Greg Beaverson. 

Membership, Programming & Education

With more than 160 members, CCA remains committed to providing the professional development opportunities and events necessary to grow your compensation and total rewards skills and offer fun networking and social events. We hosted four WorldatWork certification courses, one sales operations roundtable, and again hosted five member meetings filled with timely and relevant programming and speakers as well as collected toys for Toys for Tots at our last meeting of the year. Also, for the first time, we held an after-work social gathering at Land Grant Brewing Company, partnering with our friends at  the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio to provide additional opportunities to network in a more social environment. We had a great response and will continue this new tradition again in 2020. 

Board Members & Volunteers

Once again, we had a fabulous group of hard-working board members and volunteers who make the operations run smoothly behind the scenes. On behalf of CCA, I want to thank outgoing board members Fran Wahrman, Clarissa Ward and Liz Gribble for their many contributions. Fran has served on the board for 8 years in various positions including Facilities, Membership, and President. Clarissa has served for the last three years as Facilities Chairperson and then most recently as Treasurer. Liz served as our Technology Chairperson for the last two years. We know time is precious and we appreciate the gift of theirs during their tenure on the board. Although Greg Beaverson will remain on the board for the next two years in the Past President role, I’d also like to thank him for his leadership as President for the last two years. I have big shoes to fill as President and I am fortunate I’ll continue to have his support on the board.

I’d also like to welcome three new board members, Lia Borchers as Facilities Chairperson, Kim O’Grady as Professional Development Chairperson and Chris Baker, returning to the board as Technology Chairperson. We look forward to their new ideas and fresh perspectives. 

WorldatWork Membership Engagement Award

CCA was once again recognized as a national leader at the 2019 WorldatWork Total Rewards and Local Network Leadership Conferences in Orlando, Florida with the Membership Engagement Award. We won this award for our outstanding programs focused on member outreach and engagement. Click here to read the article in WorldatWork’s magazine, WorkSpan. Thanks to the efforts of our board and the engagement of our members, we were honored to be recognized as first among the 65 WorldatWork chapters across the United States.

Intersted in getting more involved?  

You can also help contribute to CCA. We are always looking for members to assist with special projects or participate on one of our committees. It is a great way to get involved and to see if a board position could eventually be right for you. 

We are looking forward to a great year and celebrating our 40 years of dedicated service to our members and our community.


Anne Horinek

President (2020 – 2021)

Columbus Compensation Association

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