August 4, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Registration

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Pre-Conference Happy Hour
For Attendees - The Esquire Tavern

August 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - 
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Keynote Session: A Rewarding Future…and Your Role in It!

Speaker: Dr. Scott Cawood, Ed.D., CCP, GRP, President and CEO of WorldatWork
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9:40 AM - 10:00 AM - Morning Break with our Sponsors

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

General Session 2: Engage the C-Suite and Win

Speakers: Janette Marx, CEO, Airswift

Rod Branch Chief Human Resource Officer HydroChemPSC

Adam Fineberg, Senior Vice President Employee Benefits, USI Southwest
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

General Session 3: Trends in Pay Transparency and the Rise of Job-based Ranges

Speaker: Allison Skidmore, Client Success Manager, PayScale
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11:50 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Track 1: Sales Compensation Formula Mysteries Solved

Speaker: David Cichelli, Senior Vice President, The Alexander Group
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Track 2: Expat 101 for Total Rewards Professionals

Speaker: Mark Tirpak, Managing Director, Global Tax Network
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Track 3: Change Communications when Rolling out a New Incentive Plan

Speaker: Bernie Escobedo, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Air Liquide

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Track 1: Is Your Health Plan an 8-Track?

Speaker: Trey Darby, Senior Vice President, Lockton
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Track 2: Variable Pay: Effective or Pennies from Heaven? 

Speaker: Elizabeth Mayo, Director, Longnecker
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Track 3: Launching A Reward Strategy & Salary Ranges Case Study

Speaker: Heather Falk, Area Award Advisor, Lloyd's Register Americas, Inc.

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM - Afternoon Break with our Sponsors

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Track 1: Your Tool Kit for Workplace Financial Wellness - the Evidence Based Approach

Speaker: Bill Langley, Principal, QAR Financial
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Track 2:  Mining Your Workforce Data for Fact-Based Business Decision Making

Speakers: Alan Tenenbaum, Human Capital Analytics Consultant, Mercer

DW Mann, Sr. Manager, Total Rewards, MRC Global

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Track 3:  Plan Design: How to Ensure Front Line Employees Get the Care They Need

Speaker: Julianne Sebring, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, RATP Dev - Austin

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Hosted Reception with the TTRA Board of Directors

August 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 2:45 PM -  Registration 
7:00 AM - 8:10 AM - 
Breakfast and Networking

8:10 AM - 9:00 AM

General Session 4: The Comp Strategist-Our Industry's Latest Evolution

Speaker: Shawn LaVana, General Manager, Payfactors 
Beth Ley, Compensation & Benefits Director, Kendra Scott

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM - Morning Break with our Sponsors

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

General Session 5: Engaging Employees with a Culture of Caring

Speaker: Shibu Varghese, SVP, People and Business Operations UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

General Session 6: Modernizing Total Rewards

Speakers: Laura Rickey, Sr. Director, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson

Brandy Gil, Director, Health and Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 4

Track 1: Rewards Philosophy - Private Equity versus Publicly Held Companies

Speaker: RoBranch, Chief Human Resource Officer, HydroChemPSC

Track 2: Achieving Pay Equity Using a Salary Placement Matrix

Speaker: Dana Tucker, Compensation Manager, Austin Community College District
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 5

Track 1: Designing Rewards for the Future of Work

Speakers: Stanna Brazeel, Senior Director, Total Rewards, T.D. Williamson

Garry Spinks, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
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Track 2: Wage and Hour Update - What You Need to Know in 2019

Speaker: Lara de Leon, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC
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2:40 PM - 3:30 PM – BREAKOUT SESSION 6

Track 1: Wipe Your Knowledge – Innovations in Healthcare

Speaker: Wally Gomaa, CEO, ACAP HealthWorks

Track 2: Total Rewards and the Multi-Generational Workforce

Speaker: Dan Mayfield, Managing Director, Gallagher Human Resource Consulting
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3:30 PM - Adjournment

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