Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners’ Elizabeth Krystyn and Laura Sherman named Insurance Business America Elite Women 2016

IBAm_EliteWomen_Medal_gold_smallTAMPA, FL (August 24, 2016) – Insurance Business America magazine has released the 2016 Elite Women list which recognizes the women changing the face of the American insurance industry. Insurance Business America recognized both Elizabeth Krystyn and Laura Sherman, Founding Partners at Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, as 2016 Elite Women.

Insurance Business America asked readers and top insurance companies for their nominations and have narrowed it down to 144 individuals whose astounding personal and professional achievements have earned them a place among the industry’s best.

“I was extremely gratified to see Elizabeth and Laura receive the recognition and accolades that characterize their passion, influence and thought leadership in our industry,” says Lowry Baldwin, Partner. “They epitomize leaders who display an abundance of genuineness, grit, discernment and vanguard thinking which has propelled them to the pinnacle of professional achievement among their peers.”

The industry has long been dominated by men; however, according to the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now hold 61% of the jobs in the insurance space. Yet women are still not equally represented at all levels of the corporate ladder.

“Despite their growing presence among industry employees, according to 2011 BLS data, women only account for 6% of top executive positions and just over 12% of board seats in insurance,” says Heather Turner, writer at Insurance Business America. “But the Elite Women list proves that those statistics may soon be in the past. These 144 women have risen to the highest positions in the insurance industry – and now they’re making sure others join them.”

To view the full list and to find out more about the winners go to http://www.ibamag.com/rankings/elite-women-2016/ .

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.

About Insurance Business America

Insurance Business America is the definitive source of news, opinion and analysis for commercial insurance broker and agents. Delivered online and in print, Insurance Business America keeps time-poor brokers up to date with the latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both their business and their industry. It also publishes a range of industry surveys and special reports that recognize key individuals and businesses as well as providing a snapshot of an industry that continues to evolve.

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