President of the OfficeMax Charitable Foundation and Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

Ms. Brooks is responsible for the strategic direction of all initiatives designed to create a diverse workforce and promote inclusive practices to achieve the company’s strategic business imperatives.

In addition to serving as chairperson for the OfficeMax Diversity Council, Ms. Brooks is president of the OfficeMax Charitable Foundation. The foundation supports K-12 education through partnerships and grants to nonprofit organizations and schools across the country. The foundation also administers emergency grants to associates who have
been affected by natural disasters.

Ms. Brooks also led in the creation and launch of OfficeMax Associate Resource Groups to help OfficeMax promote broader associate understanding and an appreciation of diverse experiences and perspectives; and to identify solutions to workplace barriers.

Brooks is a board member for the Chicago Metropolitan YWCA, The Kids in Need Foundation and the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC). She is a former member of Du Page County Workforce Board and the Board of Exceed Financial Credit Union.

Ms. Brooks attended Howard University.

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