Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions Hires Well-Known Journalist Jodi Brooks as Regional Sales Director, Mountain Region


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions, a leading voluntary benefits provider, has hired award-winning investigative journalist Jodi Brooks as Regional Sales Director for the company’s Mountain Region, comprising Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. 

Brooks, a Denver native, is most known in the region for her years as a reporter on CBS4 News. Ready to the turn the corner on a new challenge, Brooks notes, “Although I will miss my family at CBS4, I’m ready to tackle something new at Trustmark.” 

“Jodi is extremely intelligent and has a business wit about her that’s just remarkable,” said David Schneeweis, Regional Sales Vice President, Trustmark. “She can get to the heart of any situation, ask the questions that need to be asked, and then puts all her effort into creating the best possible outcome. This will serve her extremely well in her new role.” 

Brooks goes on to say that this is not something she just wants to dip her toe in. “This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I want to help employers and employees alike find the best situation for their financial needs. It’s time we all faced the facts of the state of the economy, and if I can help convey that message and help others get more prepared, then I’ll take it. I’m in the right place for the long haul.” 

Her determination and dedication as a businesswoman gained national attention when her work to create legislation for unwanted children became law in every state. She continues her efforts by working very closely with Colorado’s organization, Safe Haven, on the board of advisors.

“She has the kind of perseverance and attitude we need,” said Schneeweis. “I’m very excited she joined our team.” Brooks will base her sales out of Colorado. She will work to develop relationships with voluntary benefits brokers and enrollment specialists while strategizing sales and enrollments in the Mountain Region for the Lake Forest, Ill.-based voluntary benefits provider. 

Interested brokers and enrollment firms can reach Brooks at 720-201-9203 or

About Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions
Trustmark Voluntary Benefits Solutions is a mutual company with a century of experience in voluntary benefits. It provides the resources that employers and employees need to make knowledgeable decisions to enhance their benefit plans and provide vital financial protection. Trustmark Companies is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best, with $1.9 billion in assets and more than 2 million covered lives. Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions is a division of Trustmark Companies. Visit

Cindy Gallaher
Associate Director, Media Relations