Established in 1991, Total Rewards KC, formerly known as the Kansas City Compensation and Benefits Association (KCCBA), was formed when a group of compensation and benefits professionals were looking for an alternative to the local human resources associations available at the 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. In 2017, KCCBA rebranded as Total Rewards KC in order to keep up with the ever-changing industry we serve.
As an independent professional association, we are committed to providing leadership in education, development and networking opportunities for total rewards professionals in the Kansas City metropolitan area. We offer educational seminars, networking and related activities in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, Work-Life Effectiveness, Recognition, Performance Management and Talent Development. The membership is made up of HR professionals, brokers, consultants and carrier/vendor representatives. Our membership’s diverse backgrounds provide a wide range of perspectives and audiences for each educational and networking session.
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 the total rewards industry. We also offer WorldatWork certification courses in order to make education and certification more affordable and convenient in our community.