The Kansas City Compensation and Benefits Association was formed in 1991 when a group of compensation and benefits professionals was looking for an alternative to the local human resources associations available at that time. Their goal was to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking among seasoned compensation and benefits professionals. Those founding members were: Julie Barnett Davis, Bob Jones, Jay Knox, Chuck Lindberg, Dorothy Ramsey, Karen Ross, Bernie Schroer, Steve Stein and Lesia Troesser.
As a WorldatWork partner association, our organization has kept a steady course of monthly professional development meetings and regular membership communications. Meeting presenters are practitioners, consultants and nationally known thought leaders in compensation, benefits, recruiting and business and ethics. We also offer WorldatWork certifications courses in order to make education and certification more affordable and convenient in our community.
In 2017, KCCBA rebranded as Total Rewards KC in order to keep up with the ever-changing industry we serve. With an unchanged Mission, we look forward to the next 25 years of networking, learning and friendships.