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WorldatWork staff are experts in the field of total rewards and are available for media interviews and speaking engagements. Below is a list of available speakers and topics. A nominal honorarium to the Association is required for speaking engagements.

To book any of these individuals, please begin by filling out a Subject Matter Expert Request Form.


Scott Cawood | Ed.D., CCP, GRP
President & CEO
building great places to work, future of work, ropi effect (Return on People Investment), Total Rewards
Alison Avalos
Director Total Rewards Content
recognition, Total Rewards, salary budget surveys
Susan Brown | GRP
Senior Director, Compensation
salary management, salary planning, job structure, incentive compensation design, Total Rewards, trends in big data analysis, pay equity and transparency
Dr. Mark Bussin | Ph.D., GRP, CCP
gender pay gap, wage gap ratio and transparency, performance-based pay
Mihai Popoaca
Managing Director, COO
global compensation planning, sales compensation programs
Brit Wittman | CCP, CECP
Corporate Vice President of Total Rewards, Applied Materials
executive compensation, pay equity, Total Rewards, salary strategy
Marta Turba | CCP
Vice President, Content
Total Rewards, benefits, compensation, recognition, M&A, AI, pay transparency
Steve Boddy | CCP
Content Director, Total Rewards
Total Rewards, compensation, benefits, wellbeing, HRIS



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Benefits and Work-Life

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Performance Management

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Talent Development

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