As a team of benefits strategists, we work hard every day to make sure we’re exceeding client expectations and providing the most innovative and value-generating plan designs and advisory services.
Brooke is passionate about offering practical, compliant solutions to best suit her client’s human resources needs and objectives. Whether she is conducting performance reviews, designing policies and procedures, acting as a client’s staff partner, or conducting human resources training, she always brings real-world perspectives to the table to ensure that the solution is not only administratively feasible and compliant but is also aligned with the client’s culture. Brooke designs client specific solutions that are designed to increase employee engagement, ensure compliance, and directly contribute to the success of the business.
Brooke is a human resources professional with a focus on diversity and inclusion programs; benefits design and administration; and employee relations. She has over 10 years of rich, progressive experience as a trusted subject matter expert in resolving and mitigating complex employee relations matters. From in-house roles, she has served a wide range of employers from large, complex multinationals to growing, entrepreneurial businesses. This experience has shaped how she approaches each client individually to provide solutions that fit their culture and size. Additionally, her career has been built upon developing active business partnerships with senior executive leadership in the strategic selection and tactical execution of HRIS systems, retirement plans (both qualified and non-qualified), and various talent strategies that integrate human capital success into strategic business results.
Brooke taught human resources acumen, employment and labor, and diversity and inclusion classes for SHRM certification education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Indiana University Bloomington. Brooke earned her JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and is licensed as an attorney in the state of Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with her dogs and wildly spoiling her nieces and nephew.
- April 4, 2022
Karrah Herring, JD, leads the charge to implement targeted strategic initiatives and partnerships for the State of Indiana’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity. She discusses her role in this episode of Casually Caffeinated, Lessons Earned in DEI.
- March 10, 2022
Employers are seeing increases in desired benefits everywhere from paid parental/family leave, PTO/sick leave, and compensation across the workforce. The more innovative and practical the benefit, the more likely employers will be to attract and retain top talent.
- February 23, 2022
There’s an undeniable and critical connection between providing access to quality mental health resources in the workplace and nurturing a great workplace culture.
- February 2, 2022
Mental fitness is the ability to think clearly and to make decisions efficiently and effectively. It includes the ability to manage strong emotions and stronger resilience for physical and mental adversities.
- January 14, 2022
The long anticipated ruling from the Supreme Court on OSHA’s vaccination and testing ETS finally arrived Thursday. The opinion given by the court wasn’t a simple one either, and there’s still a lot to unpack from it.
- January 12, 2022
In this Better Health in 90 video, Apex Benefits DE&I Officer and Associate Counsel Brooke Salazar, JD discusses a few important practices to save you time at your healthcare provider’s office and beyond.