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Sue Bailey, Senior Consultant, Compensation & Benefits at ERC

Sue Bailey

Senior Consultant, Compensation & Benefits at ERC

Sue is ERC’s Senior Consultant, Compensation and Benefits, and is responsible for providing strategic client solutions in all areas of total rewards. She has over 25 years of compensation, benefits, and human resource experience gained from leadership roles at large corporations in the manufacturing, consumer products, e-commerce, education, distribution, financial services, and retail industries.

Sue has significant experience providing HR consulting services and solutions to for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the public and private sectors. The depth of her technical expertise, combined with her collaborative, hands-on approach to understanding client needs, allows Sue to develop creative yet practical approaches to compensation challenges.

Sue is the former Founder and President of HR Works, LLC, a compensation and benefits consulting firm providing total rewards advisory services and solutions. Prior to operating her own practice, Sue was most recently with American Greetings as the Executive Director, Compensation and Benefits. In this role, she provided strategic thought leadership and leading-edge programs, processes, and tools to drive total rewards for this multibillion-dollar, international consumer products and manufacturing organization.

Sue has also held leadership roles at Education Management Corporation, Agilysys, KeyCorp, and The Sherwin-Williams Company. Sue earned her MBA and Human Resources degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo and has a BA in Business Administration, Sociology, and Labor Relations from The State University of New York at Fredonia.

Areas of expertise:

Some of Sue’s clients include:

  • Sage North America
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Materion Corporation
  • Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
  • County of Summit ADM Board
  • Simon Roofing
  • ECKART America
  • Corporate United
  • Mayfran International
  • Carlisle Brake & Friction
  • Coca-Cola
  • Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
  • Equity Trust
  • Oswald Companies
  • Famous Enterprises
  • Moen Incorporated
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • H.C. Starck
  • Kaufman Container
  • Destination CLE
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
  • BakerHostetler
  • Crossroads - New Directions - Beacon Health
  • Delta Systems Inc.
  • MRI Software
  • Arhaus
  • Centers for Dialysis Care
  • Eagle Foods
  • Aurora Plastics
  • Sandridge Food Corporation
  • ValMark Financial Group
  • FedEx Custom Critical
  • Ross Environmental
  • Francesca’s Holdings Corporation

Contact Information:


Sue Bailey, MBA
Senior Consultant, Compensation & Benefits

Phone: 440-947-1293
Email: sbailey@yourERC.com

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