What We Do
The MACA Board of Directors is elected by the members and consists of a President, Vice President, Finance & Administration Officer, the immediate Past President and three elected Directors. The control and management of MACA and its property is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Board is responsible for maintaining the continuity of MACA and the furthering of its long-range purposes and benefits to members.
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President/Past President - Brian Scott
Brian is currently a Manager of Compensation at Kohl’s. Prior to Kohl’s, Brian was a Senior Compensation Analyst at Brookdale Senior Living providing guidance on compensation policies, advising on pay decisions, pay structure analysis and design, and stock plan administration. Brian has over 10 years of compensation experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). In addition to being a member of MACA, he is also a member of MMSRHM, World at Work and SHRM.
Vice President - Alyssa Trudell
Alyssa is the Manager of Total Rewards at Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin, where she oversees compensation, benefits and wellbeing programs for the organization. Alyssa has worked in HR Compensation for over ten years at both Profit and Non-Profit organizations. She earned her Certified Compensation Professional Certification (CCP) through World at Work in 2019. Alyssa is a music fanatic and enjoys teaching dance fitness and strength classes outside of work.
Finance & Administration Officer - Cheng Yang
Cheng is currently a Benefit and Compensation Analyst at A. O. Smith Corporation. Prior to A. O. Smith, Cheng was a Financial Analyst at Rexnord Industries for a decade. In this role, she was responsible for completing weekly and monthly reporting, month end closing processes, journal entries, account analysis, account reconciliations, budget, forecast, strategic plan, fixed asset management, and other analytical projects. Cheng has over five years of benefit and compensation experience and holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition to being a member of MACA, she was a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans for three years and is a current member of World at Work and SHRM. Cheng served as a Regional Leader for the Women’s Resource Network at A.O. Smith Corporation for a two year term.
Director (Technology Committee) - Nicole Schmidt
Nicole is a Human Resources consultant with over 20 years’ experience in various industries. The bulk of Nicole’s experience was in the financial services industry with M&I Bank as their Corporate Compensation Manager. After some years at Northwestern Mutual and A. O. Smith, Nicole began a career in HR Consulting. Her expertise is assessing employee Compensation to provide managers an objective audit of competitive and fair pay practices. Areas of focus in review will include incentive plan design, performance management, FLSA, total compensation as well as the critical audit needed to ensure the organization is in compliance with Equal Pay for diverse employees.
Director (Marketing Committee) - Harpreet MangatHarpreet is currently a Senior Compensation Consultant at Johnson Controls Inc. She is an innovative, results- oriented professional with 7 years experience in broad based compensation and hold MBA in finance and HR from Concordia University. Her background includes job evaluation, market pricing, salary structure analysis, annual merit and bonus administration and project management. In addition to being a member of MACA, she is also a member of World at Work and is part of the Women Network Professional Development Committee at Johnson Controls Inc.
Director (Programs Committee) - Suzanne BonlenderSuzanne is currently a Compensation Analyst. She has been at Kohl's for 11 years, 3+ years experience compensation. Suzanne has a vast background including recruiting, retail merchandising, talent development, project management and policy/procedure development. Relative to compensation, she has a deep knowledge in annual review design and development, compensation communication, HCM data management and field and corporate incentive plans. Suzanne is also a strong relationship builder while advising business partners around all compensation decisions. In addition to being a member of MACA, she is also working to complete her CCP next year.