Kassi Rushing, APR
Kassi Rushing builds places people want to work. She specializes in connecting the people, processes and resources necessary to make culture your competitive advantage. Since 2002, Kassi has been bridging the strategies between business and people. She has spent her career working transforming workplace culture, building high performing teams, developing leaders and leadership pipelines with future ready skills, designing intentional employee experiences, and crafting communication strategy to accelerate success.
Kassi previously served as the director of people growth and engagement for a Top 50 public accounting firm from 2007-2020. There, she directed the strategy, teams and budgets for: recruiting, onboarding and new hire experience, ongoing team member development, leadership pipelines, internal communication, and internal coaching. She was a special advisor to the executive partner, chair of the personnel committee, and served on the steering committee for improving sense of belonging. She also served as a corporate communication specialist with an emphasis on employee relations at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.
Kassi earned her Bachelor of Arts in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Mississippi State University and her Master of Science in corporate communication and public relations from Mississippi College. She holds the Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America and her Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from the Yale School of Management. She is a Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Consultant and a Certified Working Genius Facilitator, tools she uses to help teams work more effectively and increase their sense of belonging.
Kassi is a working mom and the Vice President of Organizational Strategy & Employee Experience at Blue Hen. She serves as a strategic partner, facilitator and designated Thought Leader with the AICPA-CIMA’s Business Learning Institute.