2021 CCA President's Letter

Dear Columbus Compensation Association Members:

We started 2020 by celebrating CCA’s 40th anniversary and could not have foreseen the challenges that lay before us then. Even in the face of these challenges, we as a team were resilient. With the talents and innovation of our members and our board, we all adapted swiftly and continued in the face of these challenges with programming on a virtual platform, including “Pay Considerations in a Remote World,” “Compensation Trends,” “Compensation in Crisis,” and “Talent Architecture.”

We do this all for you, our members. We truly appreciate your continued engagement in meetings, classes, and your generous, record-breaking donations during the Toys for Tots charity drive. Thank you for your commitment!

Membership, Programming & Education

With more than 140 members, CCA remains committed to providing the professional development opportunities and events necessary to grow your compensation and total rewards skills. We were able to host one in-person WorldatWork certification course this year and also partnered closely with WorldatWork to offer virtual courses at discounted rates to our members. Additionally, we hosted four member meetings with timely and relevant compensation programming.

You can check out our programming schedule and all of our meeting dates for 2021 at columbuscomp.org.

Board Members & Volunteers

We had a phenomenal group of hard-working board members and volunteers who made the operations run smoothly behind the scenes. On behalf of CCA, I want to thank outgoing board members Brandy Turner, who served as our Facilities Chair (2018/2019) and VP, Membership (2020), and to Katie Graham, who served as our Communications Chairperson (2019/2020). A job well done to both!

I’d also like to welcome our two new board members: Carla Moore, our new VP, Membership, and Mark Conwell, our new Communications Chairperson. Carla and Mark have hit the ground running already in 2021 and we look forward to their new ideas and fresh perspectives.

WorldatWork Outstanding Star Award

For the third year in a row, CCA was recognized as a national leader at the virtual WorldatWork Total Resilience and Local Network Leadership Conferences, with the Outstanding Star Award for Professional Development of Members. The award is in recognition of CCA’s outstanding leadership, professionalism, and ingenuity in running a successful association and local network. 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 local networks across the U.S.

Interested 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.

If you are interested in helping out, email us at info@columbuscomp.org. We’d love to have you in whatever capacity you can participate.

We are looking forward to a fresh new 2021 and eventually getting back to live, in-person meetings. Until we can meet again safely, we hope to “see” you virtually at our membership meetings.


Anne Horinek

President (2020 – 2021)

Columbus Compensation Association

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Columbus, OH 43216

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