SARASOTA, FL (March 7, 2016) –

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of the top 100 largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the U.S., announces the appointment of Shawn Hanlon as Employee Benefits Advisor in its Sarasota office.

Shawn joins BKS from Liazon Inc. (Subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson), where he was responsible for building and driving Liazon’s go-to-market and business development strategies for the state of Florida. He has served more than a decade as an executive sales professional in the benefits industry, leading strategy and sales for enterprises ranging from private, public and not-for-profit corporations. He served as Vice President of the Benefits Consulting division for Brown & Brown of Sarasota and Major Accounts Executive with BCBS.

“We are thrilled to add Shawn and his benefits expertise to our Sarasota presence,” says Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner. “Shawn’s commitment to the Sarasota community, strong technical background and skill-set, along with our 360 degree-approach to risk management, will serve well in expanding our footprint in the Sarasota/Bradenton market.”

Shawn serves on a number of board affiliations and was most recently named to the Sarasota Sports commission. Their mission is to position Sarasota County as the most experienced sports destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast through quality events and initiatives. Shawn earned a BA in Economics from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Shawn uses a holistic approach, along with the following skills to better serve his clients:

Shawn Hanlon can be reached at 941.799.0425 or shanlon@bks-partners.com.

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) 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, Ft. Myers and Tallahassee, BKS is driven to make a difference in the community, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting more than 40 charitable organizations.