Our Team

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Steve Boyce

Senior Compensation Consultant

Steve Brings to TSG his broad background in Domestic and Foreign compensation. His experiences included presenting a wide range of compensation plans for all levels of an organization (Board of Directors, Top Executive, Division Head and Managers). The compensation plans developed included all incentive plans, stock grants, expatriate executive compensation and employee base pay. He has also designed and implemented a wide range of compensation and benefits programs for high tech, financial, manufacturing and public utilities organizations.

Prior to joining The Survey Group, Steve held managerial positions at Entegris Inc., Citizens Financial Group, Bay State Gas and GTE.

Steve earned an MPA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a minor in Labor Economics, a BS in Public Administration Summa Cum Laude from Nichols College, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Central New England College.

He has taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Nichols College as an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he has also conducted professional seminars for The Survey Group on development and design of compensation programs, sales incentives and Expatriate compensation.

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Maryann O'Keefe

Survey Manager

As Survey Manager, Maryann helps TSG do what it does best - deliver the high-quality surveys that our clients trust, to help them improve their respective businesses. Since joining TSG in 1998, Maryann plans, directs and coordinates every aspect of the TSG member surveys, from initial questionnaire design on through to delivery of final results. In addition, Maryann heads our Affirmative Action Plan consulting practice and provides customized AAP consulting to client organizations.

Maryann boasts over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Compensation. While she is a go-to authority on survey design and compensation analysis, her expertise also extends to salary administration, competitive market/job analysis and affirmative action plans. Prior to TSG, Maryann had a successful 10-year stint at Converse Inc., holding a variety of human resources positions along the way.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Merrimack College and is a participant in Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations Affirmative Action certificate program. In addition, she is a member in WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Terri Dignan

Resource Consulting Manager

All of our TSG clients have had the pleasure of working with Terri Dignan, TSG's Resource Consulting Manager. Terri leads the Member Services Team that provides the industry-leading research on compensation, benefits and general human resources to the companies we serve. Terri has also worked as the manager of our Member Surveys in which she directed and coordinated all aspects of TSG surveys.

Terri's experience includes more than 20 years in compensation consulting in a wide variety of corporate organizations. She excels in the design, implementation and administration of all types of compensation programs, from benefits to variable pay. Prior to joining us at TSG, Terri held compensation-related positions at Eastern Bank, BankBoston and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Terri has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition, she is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork and is an active member of the New England Compensation Consortium and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Deborah Blackwood

Prevailing Wage Consultant

Since joining The Survey Group in 1998, Debbie has worked as a Prevailing Wage and Resource Consultant, specializing in providing wage research services for specialty occupation positions that relate to immigration (H1B and PERM/Labor Certification).

Debbie has worked with a variety of companies along the east coast over the past 20 years, with responsibilities related to job evaluation, market research, HRIS, and the development and administration of various pay programs. Pre-TSG, Debbie built her career at New England Life and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey, as a compensation consultant.

Debbie majored in Human Resources and Labor Relations at Northeastern University and is a Certified Compensation Professional through WorldatWork.

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Melanie Taylor

Office Manager and Senior Survey Specialist

An invaluable part of the TSG team, our Office Manager and Senior Survey Specialist, Melanie Taylor, keeps all the moving parts of our company running smoothly and efficiently. With 23 years of service at TSG, Melanie coordinates everything from survey distribution to TSG events to member communications.

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Paula DeSisto

Accounting and Senior Survey Specialist

Paula DeSisto, our Accounting and Senior Survey Specialist, makes sure that the gears in the numbers side of The Survey Group keep turning. While her responsibilities encompass many aspects of the business, including survey administration and customer service, her primary role is in wrangling all things accounting-related.