10 Apr Kristine Rushing
Kristine Rushing has been in the insurance industry since 1998 and has been the COO of Beck Partners since 2014. As the COO, Kristine has aided Beck Partners in organic and regional growth, increasing Beck profits year over year. During her risk management career, Kristine worked with small and large businesses in the investment real estate, hospitality, construction and office sectors – ranging from $500 to $20M in premium and $200M in property values.
In 2014, she and her husband embarked on an exciting strategic merger between McGraw Insurance Services and Beck Property Company to form Beck Partners Holdings, LLC to offer a consultative team approach for insurance and real estate clients, overseeing organizational operations, employee training and development, and mergers and acquisitions. During this time, Beck Partners expanded into markets throughout the Southeast US with year over year growth in all areas.
Kristine is responsible for establishing Beck Partner’s agency growth plan, alignment of strategic plans to goal objectives throughout the organization, organizational health, implementation, leadership development, and hiring.
Community Leadership, Certifications, + Awards
- Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
- John Maxwell Certified Coach and Trainer for Developing Leaders
- Integral in Beck Partners being a 2017 Pinnacle Award Winner, being one of Florida Trend’s 2017 and 2018 Top Companies to Work for in Florida, and being ranked by Inc 5000 in 2018 and 2019 as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation
- Sacred Heart Health Systems (Board of Director)
- Ascension Florida Mission Committee Member
- Studer Community Institute (Faculty member and Speaker of Hiring and On-boarding Practices)
- CareerSource Escarosa (Board Member)
- Impact100 (Member)
- Escambia High School Soccer Booster Club (Vice Chair)
- John-Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
- National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
- Graduate of Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) in 2007
- Florida Future Insurance Leaders in 2007
Family + Free Time
Married with two teenagers, Matthew and Mia, you can find Kristine and her husband on the soccer fields, cooking out with friends, playing board games or traveling, even if it’s only a quick day trip somewhere fun! She commented, “Thinking about the banter and laughter that takes place when we’re together puts a smile on my face.” Her family is also the proud owners of three dogs – Chili, a Chihuahua, Yasu, a Shiba, and Wicket, a Brussels. Kristine’s catchphrase is, “Do it Afraid”. She explained, “To me, that means doing whatever it is afraid and learning from its invaluable lessons of mistakes. It helps you prepare for the journey ahead.”
“I had the pleasure of working closely with Kristine during our time with Pensacola Young Professionals. She understands her leadership skills are more than just titles, she understands the value in others and provides an environment where her colleagues feel as equals. She goes above and beyond to make sure that others have the tools necessary to grow into leaders as well. She is an invaluable part of this community and I honored to have had the opportunity to work with her.”
– Justin Spence, Outside Sales at Ram Tool & Supply
“Kristine is continually driven toward improvement: personal, professional, and organizational. As a commercial client, I know that I can always count on Kristine for an accurate analysis of my risk management needs and a diligence toward expense reduction. Kristine is forward thinking and community focused as evidence by her devotion to civic organizations such as Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) and Pensacola Young Professionals. Kristine brings healthy energy and tenacity toward every project that she takes on.”
– David Nielsen, P.E., Commercial Real Estate Investment | Asset Management
About Beck Partners
Connect and protect: It’s what we do. Our unique combination of services allows our team to collaborate openly, share ideas, and provide solutions that help our clients in a way that few other firms can.
Founded in 2014 through a merger of Beck Property Company––a commercial real estate firm established by Gregg Beck in 1981––and McGraw Insurance, a proven veteran insurance producer led by Reid Rushing, with deep roots in the community and a family history of success in the insurance industry, our forward-thinking firm was built on a firm foundation of strong principles.
Our vision is to Connect and Protect, and our mission is to create innovative partnerships that bring awesome people together to forge successful futures. We do this by recruiting and developing the best people, securing our clients’ best interests, and investing in our communities.