Kurstin Bartholomew

Regional Operations Leader | Employee Benefits

Phone: 520-699-2519

Fax: 574-236-6399

Email: kbartholomew@thegibsonedge.com

Kurstin Bartholomew

Professional experience

Kurstin is the Regional Operations Leader for Gibson offices in Phoenix/Tucson, AZ, and Salt Lake City, UT. She is responsible for leading the client delivery teams, providing subject matter expertise, and enhancing the client experience. She also serves as a liaison for the executive leadership and sales teams to help foster growth and innovation in operations, process improvement, and market expansion.

Before joining Gibson in 2024, Kurstin spent fifteen years at regional and global consulting firms managing fully insured and self-funded group health plans ranging from 25 – 8,000 employees. She is passionate about helping plan sponsors manage costs while providing a strong benefit package that enhances recruiting and retention. Before pivoting to employee benefits, Kurstin spent fifteen years in operations management and organizational communication consulting helping businesses differentiate in the areas of client service, employee performance, and community relations.

specialty areas

  • Employee benefit plan design and strategy (small, mid, and large market)
  • Consumer-driven health plans
  • Benefits administration systems and technology
  • Health and welfare plan compliance
  • Employee benefits education


  • Arizona Licensed Resident Producer, Health, Accident and Life
    • Reciprocal licenses in UT, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, MO, NV, TX, VA, WA
  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC®) | National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals


  • Bowling Green State University | Master of Arts in Organizational Communication
  • Saginaw Valley State University | Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication, Graduated Summa Cum Laude