April Young Professional Spotlight

Meet Aimee Kilpatrick

Occupation: Chief Operating Officer

Organization: BXS Insurance

Tell us a little about your Baton Rouge Story. What brought you to Baton Rouge?  

My husband’s job brought us to South Louisiana from Jackson, Mississippi, in 2009. Through mutual connections, I was introduced to Kerry Drake, who was president of Wright & Percy, which became BXS Insurance. The rest is history! 

Tell us more about how you’re involved in Baton Rouge (job or organizations).  

I have the honor of serving as the Chief Operating Officer of BXS Insurance, one of the largest insurance brokers in the U.S. I’ve been here since late 2009 and am so proud of our organization and my colleagues’ commitment to one another, our clients, and our community. I’m a 7th-year active in the Junior League of Baton Rouge, which has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of community organizations and to meet women across the Capital Region. I’ve also held positions in other organizations, including LSU’s MBA Alumni Association. I’m heavily involved in the insurance industry at a national level, but ultimately each of those organizations is focused on insurance professionals in communities across the U.S., so I’m able to indirectly impact local insurance professionals here in Baton Rouge. 

What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?  

The people! I love the sense of community. My 5-year-old daughter loves to go for walks around our neighborhood in the late afternoon, just to see who is out and who she can talk to. When we go through hard times, the community comes together to help one another. I love that! 

What is your dream for Baton Rouge?  

My dream is for the city to be a place where people of all ages want to stay. We have so much opportunity here and so much to offer to everyone – from recent graduates to those enjoying retirement. 

How are young professionals like yourself shaping Baton Rouge?  

We are committed to raising our families here and to giving back to the community, while we also help our companies grow and thrive. 

What would you say to someone considering a move to Baton Rouge?  

Do it! It’s the best of both worlds – a college town, a good-sized city, a lot of variety, a great place to raise a family and more. It’s big enough without being too big. 

What is your Baton Rouge favorite? 

Place to eat: Eliza 

Place to hang out: A back patio on a beautiful day with friends or a BREC park with our daughter 

Place to capture the perfect Instagram pic: Who has time for Instagram?! 

Place to people-watch: St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Place to network: BRAC, Junior League, and Business Report events 

Way to give back: Find an organization with a cause you care about and dive in 

Event: Louisiana Art & Science Museum Gala 

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