Board of Directors

San Antonio Compensation Association is an independent professional association committed to providing leadership in the education and development of compensation and total rewards professionals. SACA advances the body of knowledge of its members through educational seminars, networking opportunities, and related activities and services.

  Name Laura Hill

  Board Position: President of San Antonio Compensation Association (SACA)
  Company/Title: BioBridge Global 
  Job Title: Senior Compensation Analyst

Bio:   Laura is the current sitting President for SACA for the term of 2020-2022.  Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from UTSA and has been working in Human Resources for over 4 years.  Currently, Laura is the Senior Compensation Analyst at BioBridge Global.  Previously having worked in general HR functions with BioBridge Global and an HR internship with Accenture.  Laura is actively working toward the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. Laura is also actively serving as a Board Member for the Texas Total Rewards Association as Co-Chair VP of Communications for the 2021 TTRA Conference to be held in Houston

   Name Claudia Arellano, SPHR
   Board Position: Vice 
President, Membership
Company/Title: Security Service Federal Credit Union 
    Job Title: Compensation Analyst

Bio:   Claudia's career in HR career began in 2006 with Dr Pepper Snapple Group (now Dr Pepper Keurig), followed by an opportunity at Witte Museum as an HR Coordinator and HR Manager.  Currently, Claudia is a Compensation Analyst at Security Service Federal Credit Union, one the largest credit unions in the country. Claudia has heavily involved with the San Antonio Human Resources Management Association, where she has served as a member of the Executive Board, as the Treasurer for a 2 year term. She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management (UT Arlington) and a Bachelor’s of Art in Sociology (UT Austin).  Claudia has also earned her SHRM CP and SHPR certifications. Claudia is also actively serving as a Board Member for the Texas Total Rewards Association as Co-Chair VP of Communications for the 2021 TTRA Conference to be held in Houston. 

 Debbie Bond
 Board Position: Vice President, Communications

  Company/Title: BD

  Job Title:  Specialist 3, Total Rewards/Compensation

Bio:   Coming Soon 

  Name Valerie Tolhurst, SHRM-SCP, CCP
  Board Position: Vice President, Finance
  Company/Title: Brundage Management Company
  Job Title: Vice President, Talent

Bio:   Valerie has over 20 years’ experience in Total Rewards Management, with the last 18 years at Brundage. Having started out in a one-person HR office, she has grown the department to a team of 12 professionals that manage all Total Rewards functions that include recruiting, performance management, benefits, work-life balance, and organizational development.  Under her watch, turnover was sustainably reduced by more than 50% due in part to initiatives in better hiring, better training and development for employees and managers, a market-based approach to compensation, and affordable benefit offerings.  Her team supports approximately 1000 employees in 12 states.  Valerie expects to complete the Certified Compensation Professional program in February 2021.

   Name: Rosa Cabello
   Board Position: Vice President, Programs
   Company: BD
   Job Title: Americas ASC Total Rewards Benefits Manager

Bio:   Rosa Alejandra Cabello currently works for BD and has over 20 years of human resources experience in the areas of non-profit, state, academic  and healthcare industry.  Rose has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M-Kingsville in Accounting and is currently a leader at Becton and Dickinson (BD).  Currently, she is the Total Rewards Benefits Manager for the Associate Service Center (ASC) for the Americas supporting the US, Canada, PR and Latin America. She has  been involved in the implementation and transformation two major acquisitions in alignment with the direction of the company.    She is actively working towards her Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) certification.  Some of Rose’s hobbies include doing Zumba her spare time and Sunday cookouts with her family and grandbabies.

   Name: Jessica Turner
   Board Position: Vice President, Governing Affairs & Secretary
   Company: Mercer
   Job Title: Senior Associate

Bio:   Coming soon

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