Cara Welch, Esq.
Cara Woodson Welch is VP, Public Policy, News and Publications for WorldatWork responsible for anticipating and addressing regulations and legislation that could affect total rewards and human resource professionals in the United States. Welch has nearly 20 years of experience in public policy and government affairs and is a member of the DC Bar. Prior to joining WorldatWork, she served as general counsel and vice president of advocacy at the Design-Build Institute of America in Washington, D.C.
Welch’s extensive experience includes advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Early in her career, she received a fellowship with the Human Resources division of the Social Security Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also has worked in the state legislature and the state executive branch. She has an excellent grasp of the federal legislative and regulatory process and understands how federal law and regulations impact employers.
Welch previously held executive positions with American Society of Landscape Architects, National Association of Realtors, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and more.
Welch is a frequent speaker and writer on the impact of federal legislation and regulations on total rewards. She has been quoted in The Washington Post, Workforce Management, Employee Benefit News, and the Wall Street Journal.
Member, DC Bar
American Society of Association Executives
B.A. in International Studies and French with a Minor in Political Science from Macalester College
J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center
For interview or speaking requests, contact Marcia Rhodes in Public Relations at Marcia.Rhodes@worldatwork.org or call (480) 304-6885.
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