Once again, we had another great year in 2018 and 2019 looks to be even more promising. As our members always have, you gave back to the community last year by providing more than 80 toys for the Toys For Tots program at our November meeting. Throughout the year, our members do so much for the great communities in which we live and work. Thank you for your commitment!
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 and one sales operations roundtable last year, and again hosted five member meetings with what I believe is the best compensation programming in the nation. We’re consistently applauded by guest speakers and industry experts who say we have the most engaged, active, and energetic compensation organization anywhere. Even Scott Cawood, the President and CEO of WorldatWork, echoed those sentiments at our November member meeting!
You can check out our programming schedule and all of our meeting dates for 2019 at columbuscomp.org right from the home page. While you’re there, take a look at the courses we’re offering for Certified Compensation Professional and other WorldatWork certifications or to just keep your Total Rewards skills up-to-date.
Board Members & Volunteers
We have a great group of hard-working board members and volunteers who make operations run smoothly behind the scenes. I want to extend CCA’s gratitude to outgoing board members Christy Whittaker, who served as our Secretary from 2016 through 2018, and to Cathy Deignan, who served as our Communications Chairperson for 2017 and 2018. A job well done to both!
I’d also like to welcome our two new board members: Shauna Postalakis, our new Secretary, and Katie Graham, our new Communications Chairperson. Shauna and Katie have really hit the ground running already in 2019 and it will be exciting to discover the perspectives they bring to the leadership of CCA.
WorldatWork Innovation Star Award
CCA was once again recognized as a national leader last year at the WorldatWork Total Rewards and Local Network Leadership Conferences in Dallas, Texas, with the Innovation Star Award. The award is presented annually to the one compensation association in the country that displays the most innovative techniques and enhancements to a local association. 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 U.S.
You Can Help
You can also help contribute to CCA. We’re always looking for members to assist on special projects or even on the recurring events we do every year. If you are interested in helping out, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or write your contact information on the feedback form at the next meeting. We’d love to have you in whatever capacity you can participate.
As we gear up to celebrate 40 years as an organization in 2020, I want to thank you for your membership in CCA, and I look forward to continuing our mission of developing and connecting compensation professionals and expanding awareness of the compensation profession in Central Ohio.
Greg Beaverson, President
Columbus Compensation Association