Bill Baldwin of The Partners Group was Awarded “Agent of the Year”

Bill Baldwin receiving the Agent of the Year award.

Bill Baldwin, one of the Founding Partners of The Partners Group, was awarded Agent of the Year by the Independent Agents & Brokers of King County. Bill was honored for his 51 years of dedication to the insurance industry.

Bill was not only recognized for his longevity in the insurance field, he was also recognized for his contributions and giving back to his community, his leadership and his kindness. “We at TPG are thrilled that Bill has received this special recognition. He has been a long time servant of our industry and represented the agents of Washington with class. We are proud to call him partner and friend,” said Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO at The Partners Group.

Bill Baldwin has a rich and storied professional legacy. In addition to founding the Baldwin Group (which joined forces with The Partners Group in 2011), Bill has served as an inspiring leader in a variety of positions. He was president of the Washington Policy Center, founder of Insurance Associates, and served as adjunct faculty in M.B.A. programs and Legal Seminars International. Bill is and has been involved in many professional organizations, including: Founding Board member of CFO Selections Foundation, a foundation that funds organizations helping Washington’s foster children; serving as the IIABW representative on the Insurance Commissioners’ Special Investigations Unit’s Insurance Fraud Advisory Board; Governor appointed Board Member for the Washington State Benefit Exchange Board; Northwest Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for IBA West, Northwest chapter president of the Western Association of Insurance Brokers, committee chairman of the School of Hospitality Management at Washington State University, a member of the board of the Foundation for Economic Education, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, City Club, Governor appointed member of the State of Washington Hazardous Materials Advisory Board, and many other organizations.

Independent Agents & Brokers of King County is the Northwest’s largest county alliance of brokers based in Seattle, WA serving over 300,000 business owners and employees. Their mission is to promote membership professionalism, education and fellowship, as well as IIABKC goals of community involvement and promotion of the goodwill for the insurance industry in King County. Web address:

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 30 years. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 425-455-5640.


Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.