About AACA

The Atlanta Area Compensation Association (AACA) was formed in 1990 by a group of compensation and benefits professionals interested in fostering education and exchange of information among compensation and benefits practitioners and policy makers.

AACA is a member of the WorldatWork Group Partnership Network, an international network of more than 80 compensation associations organized to facilitate communication and information sharing among its members. AACA is a nonprofit organization.

About The President

Lisa Burkard is President of AACA for 2020.

She is the founder of Spectrum Group Consulting Services, LLC.  With nearly 30 years of industry experience encompassing insurance underwriting, U.S. benefits consulting and extensive international corporate experience, Lisa brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to AACA leadership.

As the former Director of International Compensation, Benefits and Global Mobility for UPS, she understands the intricacies of working for a large corporation and the associated demands and expectations. She has also lived abroad in Brussels, Belgium where she was responsible for ensuring the competitiveness and compliance of all compensation, benefit and mobility programs across 35 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


AACA is committed to provide excellent programming, robust networking, and opportunities for professional development for Atlanta-area compensation practitioners and interested colleagues.

We value:

  • Facilitating the exchange of information
  • Providing learning opportunities
  • Creating networking and job referral opportunities
  • Achieving recognition as a respected professional human resources association

Meetings are generally held once per month.

Monthly meetings are often held at local restaurants. Our Annual Forum is typically held at a conference venue.

Anyone with an interest in compensation and total rewards can join AACA.  AACA helps professionals continue to learn and network.