Dear Columbus Compensation Association Members,
As we transition into a new year, it is important to recognize all the experiences 2021 has afforded us. From the global pandemic and ever-changing situations to the Great Resignation, we, as compensation professionals, find ourselves at the forefront of the conversation helping to chart the course ahead. This position, this great unknown, I believe is what led to the foundation of the CCA over forty years ago. Now more than ever, we must build on the resiliency we discovered over these past two years and come together as a compensation community to help one another navigate these waters. It is with this mission that we will continue to offer relevant content for our membership meetings and look for new ways to connect in 2022.
I would like to recognize the 2021 CCA Board members for all their hard work and dedication, with a special note of gratitude for our former President, Anne Horinek and former Treasurer, Jordan McCleery. Anne’s leadership and guidance as President carried us through an unprecedented moment in history, and for this we are immensely grateful. Anne will continue to play a key role on the board as she serves as a key advisor and resource to the board in 2022. Jordan’s two-year term as Treasurer has come to conclusion and his expertise and wisdom will be missed. Thank you both for the countless hours, innovation, and passion that you have given the CCA.
This year we also have an esteemed CCA member who is retiring from the Board after serving in a multitude of capacities for 8 years. Greg Beaverson, Compensation Manager for the City of Columbus, will transition the role of Past President to Anne Horinek this year. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Greg for his immense contributions to the Board and CCA. From his work in driving CCA to excellence and the many WorldatWork awards to the establishment of our scholarship program, Greg has built a legacy to be very proud of.
I am thrilled to announce that we have two new members of the board joining us in 2022. Kacie Match, Compensation Consultant at Nationwide, will be taking on the Technology Chair position, and Kim Nauman, Director, Total Rewards & HR Systems with Ventech Solutions, will be our new Facilities Chair. I look forward to all the wonderful new ideas both Kacie and Kim will bring to the board.
Our membership remains strong with more than 140 members in the Central Ohio area, and because of your engagement, CCA was awarded the prestigious Diamond Award in 2021 and named one of WorldatWork’s top 5 Local 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.
In 2022, we will strive to continue to bring you relevant and timely meeting topics, professional development opportunities and ways to grow your knowledge base. In addition, we will also be seeking innovative ways to collaborate and network in the coming year.
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 amazing year and am hopeful we will see one another in-person soon!
With immense gratitude,
Melissa Sebald, President (2022 – 2023)
Columbus Compensation Association