IMG_20150908_3TAMPA, FL (March 22, 2016) –

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners’ Founding Partner, Laura Sherman, has been named Risk & Insurance® Private Client Power Broker® for 2016.

“This award acknowledges and recognizes Laura’s deep understanding of the evolving risk management issues and trends impacting affluent individuals and families,” said Lowry Baldwin, Founding Partner. “Her designation as one of the premiere Private Risk Brokers in the Nation underscores Laura’s highly differentiated approach to helping these families address a myriad of lifestyle pursuits that give rise to complex asset and risk exposure.”

For the past 11 years, the Risk & Insurance® Power Broker® contest has recognized the best commercial property/casualty brokers in more than 20 industry categories. Candidates are selected from hundreds of applicants, and winners are chosen based on their creativity finding solutions for clients, dedication to customer service, industry knowledge, and their overall responsiveness.

Risk & Insurance® highlighted Laura’s expertise analyzing and investigating her client’s existing insurance program, identifying risk exposures, uncovering overlaps and gaps in coverage, and providing superior service by overcoming the unique and complex challenges her high-net-worth clientele face.

Laura leads the Private Risk Management business segment at BKS. She and her team specialize in providing risk management solutions for successful individuals, families and business owners. She was named one of Insurance Business America’s Elite Women in Insurance in 2015, and was a 2013 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year Finalist.

Laura serves on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Tampa and Children’s Dream Fund. She is on the Bank of Tampa Women Connected Advisory Board and the Tampa Museum of Art Foundation Board.

“I’m honored to have been selected as a Power Broker® for 2016,” Laura said. “Providing peace of mind to clients is my first priority and it’s always a privilege to help ensure my clients are properly protected and prevent losses from happening. We work as a team at BKS, and I am blessed to work alongside individuals who work tirelessly to accommodate and provide excellent service to our clients.”

Laura Sherman can be reached at 813.984.3215 or lsherman@bks-partners.com

About Risk & Insurance® Power Broker®:

The Risk & Insurance® Power Broker® Awards are an annual selection of the most effective and influential commercial insurance brokers. The Power Broker® designation is based on nominations provided by brokers and risk managers, and is judged based on the quality of the application and on references by risk managers in each industry sector. Hundreds of risk managers and risk executives are interviewed in the process of identifying and soliciting, evaluating and judging the nominees. Brokers are judged primarily on their creativity in solving risk-related problems during the previous year, their demonstrated industry knowledge and their high level of client service.

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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