TAMPA, FL (April 19, 2016) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, one of the top 100 largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the U.S., has been named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace 2016, for the fifth consecutive year.

In the Tampa Bay region, nearly 180 leading employers were nominated by their employees. To be considered for participation, companies or government entities had to employ at least 50 workers in Florida and be at least a year old. The Top Workplaces are determined based on a colleague-driven survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Colleagues are surveyed on firm practices, culture and policies.

“We are thrilled to be named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace for the fifth year in a row,” says Laura Sherman, BKS Founding Partner. “We are consistently striving to improve our practices and sustain a culture that exemplifies our core values. Being named a Top Workplace encourages us to continue building a culture that challenges our colleagues to be the best they can be and brings us together as a family.”

The companies were ranked based on leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The rankings were published on

“The reports are so enriching because the stories come directly from the employees, which gives the readers a pure behind-the-scenes look into these companies,” said Chris Tisch, Times business editor. “Tampa Bay companies are truly interested in creating productive work environments and engaging employees.”

BKS-Partners was also recently named a Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

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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