President's Message


Dear NFCBA members,

It is already 2018!  It is amazing how fast 2017 flew by and sad to know this will be my last year as President.  NFCBA accomplished great things in 2017!  NFCBA strives to be a leading resource in North Florida for education, certification, and networking.  Through being responsive to our member needs, we create a network of energized and engaged professionals, both current and emerging.  We enhance the field of compensation & benefits by promoting professional development and leadership opportunities.

In 2017, we offered members and guests six high quality and engaging network meetings focusing on compensation and benefits topics from industry thought leaders.  We gathered for two networking socials that were well attended and proved beneficial for our membership growth.  We also offered one certification course.  Our focus continues to be on membership engagement, high quality programs, education and certification opportunities, community involvement, and website enhancements. 

We will continue to support K9s for Warriors in 2018.  K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.  If you would like to be a supporter, NFCBA accepts donations on your behalf and will match 100% of donations up to $1,000 annually. Visit our website to donate today!

Each year we strive to improve the level of service we provide to our members and this year is no exception.  We will continue to offer bi-monthly meetings with access to thought leadership experts on pertinent and timely topics related to compensation and benefits.  We also will offer at least two member socials.  There will be one education/certification opportunity in Jacksonville in September – C12 Variable Pay.  Remember you get a significant discount for these classes as a NFCBA member.  To receive the discount for 2018 World at Work events, you must be a paid member of NFCBA (you must update your full profile on to include your mailing address).  By using the promo code LNPROMO2018 when purchasing from World at Work’s website, a piece of the revenue goes directly back to NFCBA to be used towards member benefits!

We are always looking for succession within our Board.  If you are interested in volunteering for a Board or committee role, please see a current Board member and find out Board member benefits!

I am looking forward to meeting and working with as many of you as possible throughout the year.  Thank you in advance for your support and participation.


Reese Dowell



 North Florida Compensation and Benefit Association

PO Box 5802

3000 Spring Park Road

Jacksonville, FL  32207-9998

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