Who We Are

Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP


Nancy is a Principal of Compensation Connections, with over 25 years of management experience in addition to eight years in human resources. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Certificate in Management from the University of California, San Diego. Nancy holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation with an additional certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). She is also certified as a SHRM-SCP.

Since 2008, Nancy has worked with hundreds of companies throughout North America as a compensation consultant. She was the 2014 President of Lake Washington Human Resource Association, a local SHRM affiliate with nearly 1,400 members. In addition to her professional and volunteer responsibilities, Nancy speaks regionally and nationally on topics ranging from compensation and benefits to mentorship and diversity.

As you can tell by her shoes, Nancy walks for exercise when she isn’t working or volunteering. On the rare occasion she is not moving, she also enjoys spending time watching movies with her husband, Ken. Oh, and she loves laundry!

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Shannon Drohman, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP


Shannon is a Principal of Compensation Connections. She has worked in human resources for over twenty years. With an emphasis on total rewards, she developed compensation strategies and designed comprehensive total reward programs as an internal partner and external consultant. Her clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to over 10,000 employees, in a variety of sectors including financial services, manufacturing, technology, health care, forest products, biomedical/research, professional services, education, media, non-profit and government.

Shannon is a former graduate-level instructor in Human Resource Management and a current instructor with the University of Washington’s Human Resources Certificate program, teaching compensation principles to HR professionals. She is active in the Lake Washington Human Resource Association and is on its Board of Directors. Shannon’s credentials include an MS/HR, SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications and Certified Compensation Professional designation.

When Shannon isn’t working or teaching, she can be found volunteering, reading, hiking or hanging out with Peter (human husband), Millie and Mouse (furry kids).

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Speaking engagements featuring Nancy or Shannon.

2017 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference
October 1, 2017

All Things HR
October 19, 2017

All Things HR
November 9, 2017


Invite Nancy or Shannon to speak.