The Future of Pay

  • 27 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar

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The Future of Pay

Live Webinar

FREE for OCCABA members.

Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

How we think about pay is ever-changing and 2020 put a spotlight on the topic. More than ever, we are trying to understand how remote work is changing the labor market and the implications on total rewards strategies, job design, geographic differentials and performance management. 2020 has also shown an increased emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) which will evolve the way we design incentives. Please join us as we invite compensation experts from Willis Towers Watson to share their perspectives on the future of pay. Joining us from Willis Towers Watson will be Mark Chen, Christina Hussong and Brian Ramirez. They will reserve the last 15 minutes of our time together for an open-forum Q&A, when you may ask them about any topics on your mind – so come with questions.


 Mark Chen - Director, Executive Compensation for Willis Towers Watson

Based in Los Angeles, California, Mark has over 15 years of experience consulting with corporate boards and executive teams to align executive pay design with strategic business objectives. This includes pay philosophy development, incentive plan design, metric selection, pay competitiveness and effective communication in CD&As. Mark is also a frequent guest speaker at compensation associations on the topics of executive compensation and total rewards.

Mark has assisted publicly-traded, private and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of industries, including airlines, consumer products, high technology, media, manufacturing, real estate, and supply chain logistics.

Mark was appointed to Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation Guiding Principles initiative, which is focused on clarifying and affirming our Executive Compensation practice’s perspectives, approaches, guidelines and key considerations in support of effective design, governance, management and administration of executive pay programs.

Mark also participates in the development and delivery of multiple training programs for our national Executive Compensation analyst team.

Mark earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.


 Christina Hussong - Director, Talent & Rewards for Willis Towers Watson

Christina Hussong has well over a decade of consulting experience and is a key member of Willis Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards (T&R) practice as well as the Sales Effectiveness & Rewards (SE&R) practice. Based in Los Angeles, California, Christina leads the Rewards Line of Business in the Southwest Market and has extensive experience in assisting organizations in designing and implementing compensation and reward programs that support overall organizational goals and objectives.

Christina has advised leading organizations in evaluating compensation strategy and pay levels, including a focus on customer facing segments of their populations (sales and customer service).  She has consulted with these organizations in developing incentive plans and recognition programs that improve overall productivity/effectiveness, motivate profitable growth, enhance customer first focus, and other strategic behaviors.

Her engagements have also included development of total rewards and compensation strategies and programs, compensation assessment and salary structure design, incentive plan design to align employees with overall organization objectives, role deployment assessment and redesign and career framework development.

She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, high technology, retail, telecom, and utilities. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Christina gained experience as a financial analyst at a leading investment banking and securities firm in their Private Wealth Management division.

Christina earned an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and a B.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the WorldatWork organization and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).


 Brian Ramirez - Senior Associate, Total Rewards for Willis Towers Watson

Brian Ramirez is a member of Willis Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards practice (T&R) practice. Based in Los Angeles, California, Brian has experience in various aspects of total rewards with a focus on compensation.

He has led M&A, competitive market analyses, total rewards, merit, and variable incentive projects. Brian has helped organizations internally to complete job leveling projects that have led to competitive market pay. He has administered and analyzed the effectiveness of sales and annual incentive plans. In addition to compensation programs, he also has experience implementing and maintaining retirement and health and wellness plans.

Brian has worked in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment, and financial services. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Brian was a compensation consultant at a leading cruise and hospitality company.

Brian holds an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Business from the University of Redlands.

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