Sharell Thomas


Sharell Thomas is the Total Rewards Director for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.  She joined the company in 2020 and her responsibilities include compensation, executive compensation, benefits design & administration, and payroll.  Prior to joining The Y, Sharell was the Director of Total Rewards at Dekra North America. During her tenure at Dekra, she played a significant role in the acquisition of 7 companies and was a key architect in the creation of a total rewards program designed for the newly established safety company. She also worked for Strategic Benefits Consulting as a Senior Benefits Consultant, responsible for Executive and Global Compensation. Sharell is a graduate of Devry University and holds an MBA. She is an SHRM Certified Senior Professional.  She has been a featured speaker at the Quit Commuting Conference.  She currently serves on the HR Committee of the board at the Atlanta Mission.  She is also the CEO of The Sharell Group, a coaching and consulting firm.  Sharell enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with her family.


HR Compliance
By:Sharell Thomas
60 Minutes