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Suzanne Higgins Dedman is a Senior Compensation Consultant with CMA. She has over eleven years of experience in the Human Resources field with an emphasis in Compensation. Her background in Compensation includes structure design, market pricing, custom surveys, job evaluation, policy and procedure development, and program documentation and communication. In addition to Compensation, Suzanne has experience in the areas of benefits, performance management, training, recruiting, and employee relations.


Former to her role at CMA, Suzanne has served as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager at the HayGroup and PricewaterhouseCoopers. On the corporate side, Suzanne was the Director of Human Resources for a publicly traded technology company and held a Manager level position in the Product Management function at Ceridian (a large payroll and human resources services company). In addition to her career in Human Resources, Suzanne has three years of experience as a small business owner and a passion for her family and community outreach.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Suzanne holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management.