Kassee Lamm couldn’t wait to move away from Fort Wayne.
She was born in the Northeast Indiana city, attended Blackhawk Christian High School and moved on to Ball State University for her undergraduate degree. Briefly, Lamm accomplished her goal of moving away from Fort Wayne by settling in Indianapolis before heading out west to Los Angeles.
Soon, however, Lamm realized there’s no place like home…and there’s no place like Fort Wayne.
Why? The people.
“Everyone in Fort Wayne genuinely cares about each other and the well-being of our city as a whole,” Lamm said. “Fort Wayne has an unmatched sense of community.”
She also enjoys what Fort Wayne has to offer. Lamm enjoys Fort Wayne’s cultural scene and local eateries with Zesto’s as a family favorite spot. Her family also spends time taking in the sports scene by attending Fort Wayne TinCaps, Komets and Mad Ants games.
Lamm, a Benefits Specialist at Apex Benefits, wants to make her hometown an even better place to live and raise a family. While Apex is Indianapolis-based, Lamm is based in Fort Wayne and tasked with building strong relationships with Fort Wayne businesses and becoming ingrained with the Northeast Indiana marketplace.
Here’s how she’s done so already:
Partnering with Decision Makers
One of Lamm’s primary goals is to help Fort Wayne employers make informed decisions about offering great healthcare benefits, but also saving the company money in the process. In turn, the money saved can be invested back into the company, or the Fort Wayne community.
Lamm will do that with help from Apex’s subject matter experts in a variety of fields such as population health, analytics and informatics and HR consulting.
“We want to equip business owners, HR professionals and C-suite level executives with an arsenal of support,” Lamm said.
She realizes there’s a challenge when companies may be reluctant to make changes to their existing plans, but Lamm is ready to assure companies it’s worth it.
A Familiar Face
Not only will Lamm help businesses in their hometown save money, but she’ll provide excellent service to her clients. The high-level strategies Apex can provide are hard to find in Fort Wayne.
Since she is located in Fort Wayne, she’ll be nearby and become a familiar face to Apex clients in and around the city. That means no long drives and wait times for the clients and more time spent helping companies save money.
“You won’t just see me at renewal time to sign on the dotted line,” Lamm said. “I actually care and enjoy being present with clients in an effort to drive change and increase the health of their own employee population.”
Continued Growth in Northeast Indiana
Lamm has seen the recent developments Fort Wayne has undergone in the last decade. Downtown has flourished as a place to eat, drink or catch a local band playing. Several areas around town have also seen growth.
She wants to see that development continue and help others feel the pride of living in Fort Wayne. To accomplish that, Lamm wants to help employers save money that can be used in other areas to help growth and development.
Lamm, along with Apex Executive Advisor Scott Long, is partnering with Allstate to host a webinar on May 12. The conversation will focus on practical approaches to easing the financial burden many employees are now facing. Click here to sign up.
Lamm is also assisting employers through any employee benefits- or HR-related challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to check Apex’s COVID-19 Resource Center for information.