Kassi B. Rushing APR

Vice President, Organizational Strategy & Employee Experience, Blue Hen

Kassi Rushing builds places people want to work. She specializes in connecting the people, processes and resources necessary to create an unrivaled employee experience and make culture your competitive advantage. Since 2002, Kassi has been bridging the strategies between business and people. She has spent the last 15 years of her career working within the accounting profession transforming workplace culture, building high performing teams, developing leaders and leadership pipelines, designing intentional employee experiences, and crafting communication strategy. Kassi previously served as the director of people growth and engagement for a Top 50 public accounting firm. 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 worked as a corporate communicator for a multi-billion-dollar financial institution where she focused on internal employee relations and served as an organizational development consultant for an international non-profit. 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, a tool 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, a company dedicated to organizational health and workplace development. She serves as a strategic partner and designated Thought Leader with the AICPA-CIMA's Business Learning Institute.