Press Release


PrintTAMPA, FL (April 14, 2015) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of Florida’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms, has been named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace for the fourth consecutive year. The success of BKS-Partners begins with the BKS cultural map, referred to as the BKS Azimuth.

“Our Azimuth defines us―our unique nomenclature, our values and our promises to each other and those we serve,” said Lowry Baldwin, Founding Partner at BKS-Partners. “Our ability to achieve our goals is built on a solid foundation of core values, business basics, kept promises and our founding belief that trust is the key to our success.”

Colleagues receive a copy of the Azimuth on their first day (and often during the interview process) and are encouraged to uphold BKS values and promises on a daily basis. Those who go above and beyond in demonstrating these values, from grit to dreaming and purpose, are recognized.

“We have an annual award ceremony, appropriately called the “Azies” – short for Azimuth, in which four colleagues are rewarded for being the best examples of our business basics,” said Matt Kashdin, Marketing Director at BKS-Partners. “Colleagues vote on who they think was a great example. I won ‘Powered by People’ for 2014, which was a humbling experience to know that your work and dedication is noticed and appreciated. Our colleagues care about each other’s performance.”

The Top Workplaces are determined based on an employee-driven survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. BKS-Partners is consistently recognized because the partners adhere to their founding beliefs and ensure all colleagues are on board with their culture, no matter how fast we grow. A BKS-Partners colleague said, “The culture the partners have created is second to none. By far the best organization I have ever been employed with.”

BKS-Partners recently received similar honors including, Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work, Insurance Journal Best Agencies to Work For and Business Insurance Best Places to Work.

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, Ft. Myers and Tallahassee, BKS is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.


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