Emerging Total Rewards Trends for 2023

  • November 10, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar The Domain 11600 Century Oaks Terrace STE 140 Austin, TX 78758


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 Emerging Total Rewards Trends for 2023
November 10, 2022

Join us and discover the "Emerging Total Rewards Trends for 2023."

This will be a panel discussion that includes:

Moderator: Jerry Day, Managing Partner, Shoebox Strategies.


  • Cara McCarty Abbott, Founder & CEO at Betterleave Bereavement 
    Founder & CEO at Betterleave Bereavement, the leading bereavement benefits provider built to support employees as they navigate the complex bereavement landscape. Prior to Betterleave, she co-founded Code Pilot, one of the fastest growing training & recruitment platforms for developers. Code Pilot was acquired by AngelList in 2020, the second largest talent marketplace in the world. Cara loves to partner with founders and leaders to support complex organizational and high-growth people initiatives for successful outcomes -- including WorldFirst, Acquisition and RetailMeNot, IPO. Cara is also an Advisor for the Founder Institute, Partner at The Fund Austin, and a member of the Forbes HR Council.

  • Michelle Irwin, Lead Consultants, Mercer
    Before joining Mercer, Michelle worked as a benefits leader and an HR Business Partner for Marathon Oil in Houston for 12 years, where she led benefits administration, systems and vendor implementations and strategy.  Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Studies and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Texas A&M University. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  Michelle Irwin is a Lead Benefits Consultant in the Mercer Health and Benefits practice in Austin. She has been with Mercer since August 2021.

  • Jason Herrington, Head of People & HR, Frogslayer
    Jason is a seasoned HR leader and consultant with a decade of consulting experience that spans multiple industries and company profiles. From early-stage to publicly traded companies, he has advised hundreds of businesses through various stages of the company lifecycle. Jason is proficient at designing sustainable yet scalable HR processes, leveraging the latest and greatest HR tooling, and is especially passionate about helping companies maintain a unique company culture through sound talent management and organizational development philosophies and strategies. He holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University, has multiple HR Professional certifications, and is a licensed benefit agent by the Texas Department of Insurance. Jason enjoys reading, music, early-morning workouts, and the many adventures he finds with his wife and three kids.

Updated Pricing:  

$25 - In-Person: Includes networking, lunch, event, and raffle win opportunities.

$15 - Virtual: Presentation only.

HRCI and SHRM CEs Expected.

Thank you to our sponsors.  


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