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Meet the Contributors

Janelle Barlow, Ph.D.
Janelle Barlow, Ph.D., is a businesswoman, author, media spokesperson, keynote speaker, and seminar leader with more than 30 years of experience in the global marketplace. She is President and Owner of TMI US and TACK-USA, both partners with a multi-national global training and consulting firm.
Rachel Bracken, JD
Ernst & Young
Rachel Bracken, JD, is Senior Manager, People Advisory Services, at Ernst & Young. She has 18 years of experience in managerial positions within large organizations as well as leading HR and payroll operations and system implementations and integrations. She is considered a subject matter professional in the areas of payroll and associated taxation, account reconciliations, and HRIS
Dottice M. Brown, MBA, CPP
Xerox HR Services
Dottice M. Brown, MBA, CPP, is the Director of Global Payroll Training with Xerox HR Services, where she is responsible for the strategy, development, and delivery of global payroll training for 50-plus countries to non-native Customer Service Agents and Payroll Operations Teams. She formerly worked for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and has also served five years in academia as an adjunct college professor. 


Kerry Cole
American Payroll Association
Kerry Cole is a writer and editor for the American Payroll Association and for the Global Payroll Management Institute. He has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications.


Katie Davies
Katie Davies is a Senior Director, Advisory Services, at Radius. Although Boston-based, Katie oversees Radius’ advisory client engagements across five continents. She is an expert in a wide variety of cross-border issues, including expatriate tax and immigration, HR, direct and indirect tax, and legal-related matters, and provides hands-on client services to many of the firm’s accounts with operations in the USA, Europe, and APAC.
Michele M. Honomichl
Celergo, LLC
Michele M. Honomichl is the Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Celergo, the leading global payroll service provider managing local, offshore, and expat payrolls in over 110 countries for clients predominantly in the financial services, business services, technology, and oil and gas industries. Michele’s responsibilities include thought leadership and setting the strategic direction for Celergo’s services, technologies, and market expansion. Michele has presented for the American Payroll Association (APA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Conference Board, and many others on a variety of global payroll, HR, expatriate, business, and technology topics. 
Aaron Hurst
Aaron Hurst is Vice President of Global Solutions for Ceridian, where he manages Ceridian’s expansion into new markets and oversees global service delivery strategy and alliances. Aaron joined Ceridian in 2012 as Director of Strategic and Corporate Development, where he focused on executing new business development strategies. Prior to Ceridian, Aaron served as Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy practice. 
Michael Krasman
Michael Krasman is co-founder and CEO of UrbanBound, a relocation management software provider reshaping the way employers offer and administer relocation benefits to their employees. An entrepreneur who has co-founded five high-growth businesses, Michael has spent the past 15 years at the crossroads of technology and HR. Michael is also a co-founder and board director of Hireology.


Frank J. Mendelson
Publishing Resources, Inc.
Frank J. Mendelson is an Acquisitions Editor for the Global Payroll Management Institute. He has been working with the American Payroll Association since 2009 as an editor for PAYTECH magazine, and has presented workshops at the Annual Congress on effective communication.
Maureen Nixon
Ernst & Young
Maureen Nixon is a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Human Capital practice, specializing in HR Performance Improvement (HRPI) and Payroll Advisory. She has been an HRPI consultant for over 15 years specializing in HR systems, payroll and benefits administration, process streamlining and redesign, and payroll outsourcing. Maureen brings over 20 years of senior-level experience in HR solutions. 
Kira Rubiano
Kira Rubiano is the Senior Manager of Partnerships in Europe and Asia Pac for Celergo Global Payroll. Kira manages 100+ global partnerships, which include all local partners. In addition, she is Celergo’s internal resource for all payroll knowledge in the Europe and Asia Pac regions.