Press Release


TAMPA, FL (January 6, 2014) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of Florida’s largest privately held insurance brokerage firms, announced that Ben Guzzle has joined the firm as a Managing Advisor, adding even more talent to the risk management team. Ben joins BKS-Partners from Willis Group Holdings, the third largest global broker, where he served as a Senior Client Advocate for commercial and large corporate accounts.

“Ben is uniquely qualified to serve in this role due to his long career in both the banking and insurance industries,” said Trevor Baldwin, Partner at BKS-Partners. “This appointment broadens our commercial expertise at a time when more clients are experiencing complex liability issues. Ben has a reputation for quality client service and creative risk solutions that will greatly benefit our clients.”

In his new role, Ben is responsible for the successful acquisition, handling and retention of key property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and private risk management clients.

“Ben has the energy and entrepreneurial spirit we look for in all of our colleagues, and we are very happy to have him as a key member of our growing team,” said Lowry Baldwin, Partner at BKS-Partners. “His extensive experience and strategic thinking will help us continue to grow and diversify our offerings.”

Ben served Bank of America in their commercial bank division for seven years and moved into insurance brokerage in 2001. He has resided in Tampa, Florida since 1994 and is an active member of the community, serving on the boards of The Straz Center, The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as well as various other nonprofit committees. Ben attained his bachelor’s degree with majors in economics and political science from DePauw University.

Ben can be reached by phone at (813) 386-3328 or by email at

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-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. Headquartered in Tampa, with six offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.


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