Press Release


FT. MYERS, FL (December 17, 2013) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS), an independent insurance brokerage firm specializing in private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits and Vitality™ programs, is pleased to announce Janette L’Heureux has joined the Southwest Florida team, with offices in Naples and now Ft. Myers, as a Managing Advisor. Janette will work with organizations to design, implement and manage comprehensive employee benefit plans.

“I’ve dedicated my near 30 years of experience in the benefits field to help employers differentiate themselves by offering a competitive, compliant and consistent benefits program. I’m excited to be able to bring employers services that will positively impact their bottom line with a PhD delivering customized wellness programs, a dedicated Employee Care Center team responsible for claims advocacy as well as the market clout necessary to deliver the best value to clients,” said Janette.

“Developing a long-term relationship with an organization to help them create a culture of financial security and wellness takes someone who is as proactive, knowledgeable and vigilant as Janette. We are thrilled to have her join our team,” said Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner at BKS.

Prior to joining BKS, Janette served as a Benefits Advisor for Leading Edge Benefit Advisors, where she was responsible for building new relationships and executing client benefit programs. Janette has also been actively involved in the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) for over 15 years. She is currently serving her second term as District Director Region 8 for HR Florida and has held many past leadership positions, including President as well as Vice President of Membership. As President of HRMA, Janette’s Chapter received the Pinnacle Award, an honor bestowed by SHRM to only nine Chapters annually throughout the United States for outstanding program achievement in their community. As a result, Janette’s Chapter was awarded a $1,000 donation towards their cause.

“Not only does Janette bring extensive experience and marketplace knowledge, her spirit of service is an ideal fit with the BKS culture. I cannot wait to work with Janette and look forward to bringing even more value to the employers of Southwest Florida,” said Garrett Gardi, Managing Advisor at BKS, Naples. Janette L’Heureux may be reached at 239.560.8044 or

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 then 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.


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