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2014 Best Places to Work logo outlinedBEST PLACES TO WORK IN TAMPA RECOGNIZES BALDWIN KRYSTYN SHERMAN PARTNERS AGAIN FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO A “POWERED BY PEOPLE” CULTURE

TAMPA, FL (April 24,2014) – For the second consecutive year, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS), an independent insurance brokerage firm, has been named a 2014 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Never conducting “business as usual,” BKS was built on a foundation of challenging the status quo, whether through developing new or creative ways to serve clients or establishing a culture unlike any other in the business.

From an open door policy with the partners, to healthy break room snacks, fun and competitive wellness challenges and a rowdy game of in-office H-O-R-S-E (or B-K-S), colleagues are constantly being engaged and motivated by the environment at BKS. The firm recruits and retains its exceptionally hard-working colleagues due to a culture that is focused on work/life balance and the overall wellness, safety and health of each and every individual.

Quantum Workplace, a Nebraska-based company, conducted an online survey with the employees of each company to determine the best places to work finalists. Companies were evaluated based on 10 key areas focusing on effectiveness, trust in leadership, ability to work as a team, compensation and benefits.

“We are honored to be named to this list for the second year in a row, and are excited that our colleagues value BKS as much as we value each one of them,” said Laura Sherman, Partner at BKS. “When colleagues feel motivated, appreciated and recognized for their achievements, they are energized and excited to come to work. We are constantly brainstorming ideas on how we can achieve success by challenging our colleagues to be their best.”

BKS recently received similar honors, earning spots on the 2014 Tampa Bay Business Journal Healthiest Employer and 2014 Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace lists.

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures generating a 360° view of their unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a clients’ life. Headquartered in Tampa, with offices in Naples, Sarasota and Ft. Myers, BKS is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations. www.bks-partners.com

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