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 your culture your competitive advantage. Since 2002, Kassi has been bridging the strategies between business and people. Her experience and expertise is in workplace culture and transformation, high performing teams, leadership and pipeline development, employee experience, and 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 Belonging at HORNE steering committee. She also worked as a corporate communicator for a multi-billion-dollar financial institution where focused on internal employee relations and served as a development consultant for a national non-for-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 who founded Kassi Rushing Consulting in 2020. She works as an alliance member at Blue Hen, a company dedicated to organizational health and workplace development, and also serves as a strategic partner and designated Thought Leader with the AICPA-CIMA’s Business Learning Institute.