Author Archives: Kelly Viviano

Transportation Webinar: Rolling Through These Challenging Times

Presented by: John Woods, Vice President, National Practice Group Leader, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox This webinar discusses: Industry conditions over the last decade that led to a restrictive market and narrowing underwriting criteria, and the overall impact on pricing Impact of the pandemic on the transportation industry Long-term outlook for navigating beyond the current crisis

Cyber Webinar: Online and Over Exposed

How to Reduce your Cyber Risk While Increasing Privacy from Home Presented by: David Derigiotis, CIPP/US, CIPM, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Professional Liability Practice Leader, Burns & Wilcox This webinar discusses: How criminals use your publicly available information Practical tips for increasing your family’s and your client’s digital privacy How to spot the latest…

Burns & Wilcox-Sponsored Webb Simpson Wins Waste Management Phoenix Open, Crowned People’s Open Champion

Brand ambassadors Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker presented $50,000 to golfers’ charities of choice in partnership with Burns & Wilcox on Thursday Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 04, 2020) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, congratulates Webb Simpson on winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on…

Burns & Wilcox Announces Leadership Promotions for Los Angeles and Tampa Offices

Sylvia Ornelas promoted to Associate Vice President in Los Angeles; John Heaner promoted to Associate Manager Director in Tampa DETROIT (December 11, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced two leadership promotions in its Los Angeles, California and Tampa, Florida offices. Sylvia Ornelas was promoted to…

Burns & Wilcox Completes Personal Insurance Practice Group Structure with Addition of Pamela Alphabet

Company has experienced 30 percent new business growth since launch in early 2019 Detroit, Mich. (December 4, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading and largest personal insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced the addition of Pamela Alphabet to its leadership team. Alphabet joins Burns & Wilcox as Regional Practice Group Leader,…

Burns & Wilcox Expands Transportation Expertise with Addition of John Woods as National Practice Group Leader

Former director of Nationwide E&S to build transportation practice group DETROIT (December 02, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced the addition of John Woods to its leadership team. Woods joins Burns & Wilcox as Vice President, National Practice Group Leader, Transportation, based in Scottsdale, Arizona….

H.W. Kaufman Group Acquires Barbican Protect to Expand Burns & Wilcox Presence in the United Kingdom

Barbican Protect to be Renamed Burns & Wilcox LONDON (November 26, 2019) – H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of insurance companies, announced today the acquisition of Barbican Protect Limited, as part of its continued expansion into the UK market, subject to regulatory approval. Barbican Protect, previously of Barbican Insurance Group, will rebrand as Burns…

Burns & Wilcox Expands with Houston Leadership Team Additions

Suzette Torres joins as Managing Director; Gina Marquez joins as Operations Manager HOUSTON (November 14, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced the addition of Suzette Torres and Gina Marquez to its Houston management team. Torres joins Burns & Wilcox as a Managing Director and Marquez…

Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Chicago Growth Sparks Move to New, Top Tier Office Space Downtown

Chicago, IL (September 18, 2019)— Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced today the relocation and expansion of its downtown Chicago office. The new office, which houses Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, is located downtown at 111 S. Wacker, Chicago, IL, 60606. Burns & Wilcox parent…

Burns & Wilcox Strengthens Wildfire Coverage Through Partnership with Wildfire Defense Systems, Inc.

Partnership with leading wildfire management organization provides additional layer of protection before, during and after a wildfire Detroit, Mich. (September 4, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading and largest personal insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced its partnership with Wildfire Defense Systems, Inc. (WDS). Burns & Wilcox is the first specialty…

H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox Launch 50 Days of Giving Challenge to Raise Funds for the City of Hope

Company celebrates 50th anniversary with corporate-wide effort Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 12, 2019) – H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies dedicated to shaping the future of insurance, announced today the launch of its 50 Days of Giving Challenge, a global and corporate-wide effort in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary. The challenge includes the…

Burns & Wilcox Expands Cyber Risk Capabilities with Advisen Cyber OverVue

Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in Cyber Liability, has implemented Advisen’s Cyber OverVue technology to expand its cyber risk capabilities with a suite of analytics and an arsenal of cyber data. Cyber Overvue helps evaluate the cyber risk of organizations by…

Burns & Wilcox Expands Partnership with PGA Golfers Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker Through Launch of Philanthropic Initiative

Company to Donate Minimum of $50,000 to Support Sponsored Athletes’ Charities Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 12, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the launch of its signature philanthropic initiative called Champions & Charities with brand ambassadors Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker. Through the program and…

Burns & Wilcox Announces Partnership with Cyber Security Company BreachAware

Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 20, 2018) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced today an exclusive partnership with London-based BreachAware, a cyber-security company specializing in data breach research and analysis. BreachAware is a proprietary risk mitigation tool that scans the web 24/7 and identifies compromised assets such as…

Burns & Wilcox Expands Partnership with Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader through Community Giving

 Forgotten Harvest Receives $25,000 Donation from Team Burns & Wilcox Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 29, 2018) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced an expansion of its sports marketing initiative today with a $25,000 donation to Forgotten Harvest, an Oak Park-based nonprofit that works to donate food to…

Burns & Wilcox Minneapolis Moves to a New, Top Tier Office Space

Tom O’Donnell named Associate Managing Director Minneapolis, MN (August 13, 2018) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, announced today the relocation and expansion of its Minneapolis office, and a newly appointed Associate Managing Director, Tom O’Donnell. The office, which focuses heavily on specialty Commercial and Personal insurance, will…

Burns & Wilcox Adds Environmental Insurance Veteran to New York City Office

New York (July 24, 2018)— Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the addition of Jeffrey R. Cunningham, Senior Broker, Environmental Insurance, to its 5th Avenue, New York City office. Cunningham previously served in leadership roles at American Risk Management Resources; Hub International; Willis North America; and Marsh;…