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.