Kristy Desmarais

TAMPA, FL (January 19, 2016) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of the top 100 largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the U.S., announces the promotion of Kristy Desmarais to Benefits Director.  

“Since joining BKS-Partners in 2011, Kristy has played a critical role in the growth and client experience in Southwest Florida,” said Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner. “Her new role reflects her contribution to the organization and leadership of the service teams in Naples and Ft. Myers. We are thrilled that Kristy has earned this opportunity and know she will continue to be successful.”

As Benefit’s Director, Kristy is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of employee benefits programs for some of the firm’s largest clients. Kristy analyzes benefit plans, contribution strategies, eligibility, and client objectives.

“It’s an honor to be a part of a firm that is consistently ranked one of the best in the industry,” Kristy says. “The culture at BKS encourages learning, personal health and advancement which has allowed me to achieve success. In today’s world, risk management is constantly changing and it’s important to be able to adapt quickly. Our clients deserve a talented and dedicated team with the knowledge to stay ahead of the curve. I’m privileged to say that I work alongside colleagues that deliver this proficiency to our clients each day.”

Kristy’s specific expertise allows her to:

 Kristy Desmarais can be reached at 239.417.1707 or

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.


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