Find Speakers and Issue Experts

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, CSCP, WLCP, CBP
President & CEO
building great places to work, future of work, ropi effect (Return on People Investment), Total Rewards
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 | MBA, CCP, GRP, CSCP
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, CSCP
Vice President, Content
Total Rewards, benefits, compensation, recognition, M&A, AI, pay transparency
Deirdre Macbeth
Content Director
Total Rewards/HR compliance and regulatory matters, performance management and talent development
Alicia Scott-Wears | CCP, GRP
base and variable compensation, benefits, recognition, global, HR systems



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  • CEO Pay Ratio
  • Short-term and Long-term Incentives for Executives
  • Financial Reporting for Equity Compensation
  • Securities Regulations
  • Proxy Statements
  • Pay for Performance

Benefits and Work-Life

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  • Health & Wellness Programs
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  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Financial Wellness
  • Community Involvement
  • Culture Change Initiatives

Performance Management

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  • Performance Reviews
  • Pay Alignment and Connection with Rewards
  • Coaching

Talent Development

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  • Learning Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Outside Seminars and Conferences
  • Job Advancement/Promotion
  • Succession Planning

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