South Bend, IN., August 13, 2021 – Gibson and Kim LaMontagne, LLC have announced a partnership to help leaders access several free resources to support creating a mentally healthy workplace culture. In addition, all Gibson clients are eligible for a ten percent reduction in cost for LaMontagne’s leadership training program, “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture.” The curriculum is available in three formats: live/onsite, virtually and on demand. The main goal of the 4 Pillars is to teach leaders not to be afraid of mental illness. It teaches how to create a culture of safety in the workplace where everyone feels safe to speak openly about mental health without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss. Gibson and its clients can access these resources at kimlamontagne.net/gibson.
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Gibson Insurance Agency announces partnership with Kim LaMontagne on workplace mental health program
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July 30, 2021 – Gibson is excited to announce a partnership with WEthrive.live, an Indianapolis-based company that hosts the annual Rise & Thrive Experience. Program founder Rebecca Fleetwood-Hession has dedicated her life to the pursuit of banning burnout, building community, and boosting business.
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FEBRUARY 22, 2021, South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, and Kalamazoo: Gibson was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This 16th annual program was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the participating employers in Indiana with the leading workplace cultures. The list is made up of 125 companies.
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December 15, 2020, South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, and Kalamazoo: Gibson announces the appointment of two members to the board of advisors (BOA). Joining are Cristal Brisco and Hugh Reynolds, CPA.
Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney with a comprehensive legal background and trial court expertise. Her legal experience includes practice with the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, service as corporation counsel for the City of South Bend and chief legal counsel for former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and service as general counsel for Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She is a member of the board of governors for the Indiana State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Notre Dame Law School Association Board, Centier Bank Board of Directors, and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County Board.
Cristal earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. A few of her most notable accomplishments include: the recipient of The University of Notre Dame Law School – Black Law Student Association’s Alvin J. McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award; and the recipient of the Valparaiso University Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award.
Topics: Board of Advisors
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Kalamazoo, MI – Gibson has been selected by “FIRST & 42: The Kalamazoo Region’s Digital Daily” as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces. This award celebrates the outstanding efforts made by local businesses in the region to make their organizations great places to work. Winners are being featured in the digital publication throughout the winter of 2020-2021. Gibson was recognized along with 13 other companies in the region for amazing organizational culture, engaged workforce, and overall leadership during an especially trying year. Working with our employees and clients to meet them where they are, was a top priority for business in 2020.
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SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 07/31/20 – Gibson has promoted Diane Davidson to Practice Leader for Commercial Risk Management and Nicole Fallowfield to Director of Administration. Diane and Nicole have a combined 31 years’ experience with Gibson and will also join the Executive Leadership Team.
As Practice Leader, Davidson will oversee operations while managing 40 plus team members. She is based in the South Bend Office. “I am excited for this opportunity to expand my contributions for Gibson. Providing a strong operational environment to allow our teams to succeed is a passion of mine; working within the leadership team to accomplish this and similar objectives will strengthen our ability to respond to clients’ needs while supporting our employees,” says Davidson.
Fallowfield is a Principal and Director of Administration at Gibson. In this role, she owns the employee experience - from traditional HR to wellbeing, technology, and even the facilities in which Gibson employees work. Nicole is also a member of the Board of Directors. She is one of five female stockholders in the company. She is based in the Indianapolis office. “In many ways, I’ve been preparing for this role my entirecareer. The wellbeing work I have been doing for over 20 years has always been about helping people and organizations thrive. Most recently, I had the privilege of leading the operations team in employee benefits, which required a relentless focus on people and culture. Joining the leadership team will allow me to make a broader impact in championing our culture and developing our people throughout our entire organization,” says Fallowfield.
“Having input and perspectives from a more diverse group of leaders is a big win for
Gibson,” said CEO Tim Leman. “The combined experience of these women is an asset to the Executive Leadership team. Their styles are well aligned with our core values which will be instrumental as we continue our aggressive plans for both organic growth and fostering an amazing company culture.”