Upcoming events

    • Wed, August 09, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital City Country Club

    Bank of America and their Integrated Wellness Approach

    Join us for our August membership meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, and learn how a large financial services company is impacting the everyday lives of its teammates and the bottom line.

    Presentation Description:

    a. Overview of the program:  At Bank of America, our mission is to make financial lives better through every connection, including through the health & wellness of our teammates.

    b. We believe that delivering a comprehensive and integrated benefits program that supports the overall well-being of our teammates provides us a strategic advantage in attracting, retaining and developing a workforce that will make financial lives better.

    c. Delivering a comprehensive health and wellness program is not easy, however, an effective strategy and the right approach can have a positive impact on the professional and personal lives of teammates and the company’s bottom line. 

     This presentation discusses Bank of America’s approach and will give you one example of how corporate health and wellness programs can have an impact.

    Areas of Focus:

    a. Our Mission

    b. Wellness Activities

    c. Health Coaches

    d. Physical activity programs

    e. Healthy food choices

    Learning Objectives:

    a. Learn how delivering an effective health and wellness strategy can be leveraged in support of the goals of the company

    b. Demonstrate the impact of health and wellness programs

    Presenters:  Anne Oxrider & Matthew Ponicall

    Anne B. Oxrider, Senior Benefits Consultant

    Anne Oxrider is a Senior Vice President and Senior Benefits Consultant for Bank of America responsible for designing wellness programs for employees globally, with a primary focus on over 400,000 U.S. employees and family members.

    Anne joined NationsBank (predecessor to Bank of America) in 1993 as a management associate in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked in Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco, California on merger and acquisition teams and managed the Management Associate Program for the company’s Technology & Operations division prior to assuming roles in Global Human Resources. Anne’s primary role in Global HR before joining the Benefits team was leadership and employee engagement for Global HR initiatives and programs worldwide.

    Anne earned her B.A. from Bucknell University. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband and three children.

    Matthew Ponicall, SVP, Senior Benefits Consultant

    Matt Ponicall is a Senior Vice President on the Bank of America benefits team. He is responsible for all programs under the Physical Wellbeing portfolio, including our medical plans, prescription drug vendor, retiree health and several other health and insurance programs. Matt is also responsible for the development of our long-term physical wellbeing strategy as well as the financial management of our plans. Matt has been with the bank for a year and a half.

    Prior to that he worked at Wells Fargo as their Benefits Planning and Strategy Manager as well as Willis Towers Watson as a health and welfare consultant where his focus was on benefits strategy, plan management, retiree medical, financial management and merger and acquisition work. He also consulted to Bank of America for over 8 years during his time at Willis Towers Watson. Matt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from Old Dominion University.

    Our August meeting is kindly sponsored by:

    Please note:  Registration for this event closes on Monday, August 7th at noon.

    In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, August 7, 2017.

    Cancellation notices can be sent to or

    • Thu, August 17, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Capital City Bank Trust Bldg., 304 East Tennessee Street
    • 16

    Notice: The study group will start August 17, 2017

    Join Pamela Gay, SHRM-SCP,  Certification Facilitator for the Big Bend SHRM Fall 2017 Study Group in preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam window of December 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018. 

    This 12 week (Thursday evenings6-9pm) study group is designed for human resource professionals interested in preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, achieving professional advancement and building confidence for addressing today’s HR challenges. 

    Study Materials: 2017 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

     HR Competencies

    Cost of Study Materials: $541 if purchased through Big Bend SHRM, otherwise $695 for SHRM Members and $885 for SHRM Non-members

    Cost of Study Group: $100 (refunded upon passing the Winter 2017 testing window)

    SHRM Exam registration window is from May 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017

    Note: You can join the study group even if you choose not to purchase the 2017 SHRM Learning System. 

    Please be aware, though, that the 2017 SHRM Learning System is individually licensed material and no copies of materials will be made. Scholarship information can be found here.

    For more information, contact our Certification Chair:

    Pamela Gay

    • Sun, December 31, 2017
    • n/a
     For non-members, jobs or resumes can be posted for a 60-day period for $25.00. Payment must be received before job posting or resume can be published.  

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Wed, March 08, 2017 March 2017 Membership Meeting
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