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Cara Woodson Welch, Esq.

Cara Woodson Welch is VP, Public Policy, News and Publications for WorldatWork. Based in the association's Washington, D.C., office, she is responsible for the vision, creation and execution of the association's public affairs, public relations, communications and publications strategies. In addition to advocating and influencing total rewards-related legislation and regulation in Washington, D.C., her team also educates and informs total rewards and human resources professionals on topics related to their profession via WorldatWork's award-winning global publications.

A member of the DC Bar, Welch has more than 20 years of nonprofit association experience, including leadership positions at the Design-Build Institute of America, the American Society of Landscape Architects, National Association of Realtors, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and others. She also has served in various positions at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Early in her career, Welch received a fellowship with the Human Resources Division of the Social Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a frequent speaker and writer on total rewards, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, Workforce Management, Employee Benefit News, and The Wall Street Journal.

Professional Designations:
Member, DC Bar

Professional Associations:
American Society of Association Executives

B.A. in International Studies and French, with a Minor in Political Science, Macalester College
J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center

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