Bean to serve as speaker for Chamber banquet

Published 11:00 am Monday, January 16, 2023

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The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Andalusia native and Insight Global CEO Bert Bean will serve as the guest speaker at the Chamber’s annual banquet Thursday, Feb. 9.

“We are excited about Bert returning home to speak at our annual banquet this year. We know he will deliver a message worthy of capturing the attention of our audience. We look forward to having him in attendance at this year’s banquet,” AACC Executive Director Laura Wells said.

As the CEO of Insight Global, Bean leads a team of more than 4,000 employees across 66 offices in the United States and Canada, employing more than 30,000 consultants and serving over 3,000 customers. He is a 17-year veteran of the staffing industry and began his career at Insight Global as a recruiter. Since being named CEO in 2018, Bert’s relentless focus on growing people personally, professionally, and financially has led to strong success, doubling the size of the company to $4 billion in revenue.

Through his leadership, Insight Global’s business has expanded to include the creation of Insight Global Health and Compass, which aids clients in company cultural transformation, leadership development, and talent management strategy. He also transformed Insight Global’s vision and accelerated its commitment to social equity. With this commitment, Insight Global hired its first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a division that solely focuses on the implementation of diverse practices for employees and clients.

In 2022, Bert spearheaded ensuring access to free mental health counseling services for all employees. Insight Global is an industry-leading talent solutions company and has been named a Best Place to Work for Women by Fortune for four years running.

This year’s banquet theme is “Champions in Business” with an ESPY-type awards night. Individual tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $75 for general admission. Tables may be reserved through selection of one of the following packages:

  • Platinum: $2000 – premier reserved seating for 16 with voice recognition and company logo on stage
  • Gold: $1000 – premier reserved seating for 12 and voice recognition
  • Silver: $750 – reserved seating for eight and voice recognition
  • Bronze: $500 – reserved seating for four and voice recognition

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for networking time. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the awards presentation ceremony. The evening will end with entertainment from a Harlem Wizard performer.

To reserve tickets email or call 334-222-2030.