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 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.
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, facilitator and designated Thought
Leader with the AICPA-CIMA’s Business Learning Institute.