Laura Sherman, CAPI, CPRM, has over twenty-five years of experience solving the risk management needs of family offices, collectors and successful families and currently leads the Family Office practice group at BKS. As a cofounder of Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS Partners) and Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP), she built the Private Risk Management Team and marketing presence for the firm and served as one of the primary cultural evangelists for the first twelve years of the firm. Previously, she served as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Private Risk Management Group for Wachovia Insurance Services in Atlanta, GA. Laura also worked with Chubb where she held various roles from underwriter to the Assistant Worldwide Marketing Manager for the personal insurance division and was responsible for the creation of the Ferrari Insurance Program, marketing collateral, national public relations and traveled with the PBS television show, Antiques Roadshow.
A primary focus of Laura’s is client education, loss prevention and resiliency and helps spread the word by authoring white papers, speaks at various educational forums and conferences and is a resource on various articles to help further the industry and empower the next generation of insurance colleagues. She serves on several industry and insurer boards, such as the PURE National Broker Council, Advisory Board of the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC), AIG Private Client Group National Broker Council and National Alliance advisory board for the CPRM designation. Laura is a two-time winner of Risk & Insurance Power Broker for Private Client by Risk & Insurance, a 2018 Agents of the Year by Insurance Journal, one of Insurance Business America Magazine’s Elite Women in Insurance multiple times, and has been a Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year honoree. She earned the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation in the inaugural class in conjunction with Chubb and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation in the inaugural class and is an instructor with the National Alliance for the CPRM designation.
Laura serves on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Tampa, Children’s Dream Fund, the Council of Professional Advisors for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Devin White’s Get Live 45, small group at church and as a board member of Fe League, a women in leadership group to advance women in corporate roles. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and has done graduate work at The J. Mack Robinson College of Business of Georgia State University. She and her husband have two sons and they enjoy spending time with family, traveling, college football and the outdoors.