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Cassandra Faurote NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors

Cassandra Faurote

Cassandra Faurote is in her second year as a NAWBO-Indianapolis board member. She has been a member of NAWBO since 2014 and is an expert in employee compensation and compensation programs. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and has over 25 years’ human resources experience. Cassandra has held positions as head of human resources in the financial services industry as well as an internal compensation consultant in the medical devices industry and head of compensation and benefits in the insurance industry. After several years as a practitioner, Cassandra started her own compensation consulting firm in 2005.

Business Description

Total Reward Solutions consults with clients in compensation, benefits, performance management, and reward/recognition programs. It has experience in over 30 different industries and in small to large companies as well as private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Total Reward Solutions is both a state and city certified Women’s Business Enterprise and wants to be Your Trusted Partner for Compensation and Benefit Solutions.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Indianapolis Chapter
    • Member – 2014–present
    • Led Roundtable Discussion – August 2015
    • VAL Table Sales Committee – 2016
    • Attended National Conference – 2014–2016
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) – Member 1989 – present
  • Indy SHRM – Member 1996 – present
  • World at Work – Member 2004 – present
  • Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
    • Member – 2013–present
    • Ambassador – 2013-2014
    • Board Member – 2015–present
    • Aspire Together Women’s Conference Committee – 2016–present
    • Chair Jackpot Jamboree – 2015
  • Cathedral Mother’s Club Executive Committee – 2015–2017
  • Forum Credit Union Advisory Council – 2012-2013
  • Total Rewards Indiana Board 2002-2008


  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), State of Indiana – August 2014 – present
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), City of Indianapolis – February 2017 – present
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) – Life Certified
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) – April 1995 – present
  • Society for Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) – January 2015 – present

Honors & Awards

  • Contributing Author, Inside Indiana, Inside Edge Perspectives
  • Published Article “10 Ways to Use Your Merit Dollars,” Workspan, World at Work publication
  • NAWBO 2017 Entrepreneur Scholarship Award
  • Frequent speaker at conferences and various human resources and compensation groups