Sarah Chasney, CPP, is a Director at Banfield Pet Hospitals where she serves as a member of the Finance Leadership Team under the Chief Financial Officer. Commanding a dedicated team of 16, she oversees payroll and travel/expense operations for over 22,000 associates spanning 46 states. With a seasoned tenure exceeding 15 years in the payroll and HRIS sector, Sarah has a proven track record of transformative leadership that has consistently delivered measurable benefits to her organization and the broader payroll community. Her expertise extends to executing large-scale payroll system implementations, designing and implementing cost-saving methodologies, and unifying disparate payroll systems into streamlined frameworks, all while prioritizing operational excellence and strategic growth. Sarah is also recognized for her ability to construct formidable teams that are not only efficient but also primed to innovate and adapt in an evolving industry landscape.
Involved with the PayrollOrg since 2018, Sarah contributes her insights across several key committees, including co-chairing the Shared Services subcommittee on the Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force and participating in the Best Practices, Emerging Technology and Electronic Payments subcommittees, amongst others. Her leadership and strategic input were instrumental in earning her former team the PayrollOrg’s Payroll Prism Award for Best Practices in Management in 2020, an accolade that underscores her proficiency in optimizing payroll operations. Sarah is a new member of the Board of Contributing Writers for Paytech, where she plans to share perspective, insight and her overall passion to help shape the discourse on payroll practices for the future.