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Burns & Wilcox Adds Key Leadership Roles; Hires Regional Vice Presidents in Northeast & Texas

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 28, 2023) – Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, today announced the hire of two regional leads – Bob Quillman and Doug Legters. In their new roles, Quillman oversees the company’s Texas region and Legters oversees the Northeast region.

“As Burns & Wilcox continues to add top talent and build onto its extensive capabilities as the industry’s go-to wholesaler, we are positioning strong regional leadership across the U.S.,” said Danny Kaufman, President, Burns & Wilcox. “We look forward to capitalizing on the expertise, acumen and very positive impact Bob and Doug will have on our business.”

Quillman joins Burns & Wilcox as Regional Vice President, Texas. In his role, he is responsible for the collective performance of the state’s three offices – Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Working closely with Vice President and Managing Director Matthew Brady (Dallas/Ft. Worth) and Managing Director Suzette Torres (Houston), together they will drive the company’s aggressive growth strategy across the state as it continues to expand its regional footprint. Based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth office, Quillman reports to Blaise D’Antoni, Executive Vice President, Eastern United States, Burns & Wilcox.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Quillman most recently led national and regional sales teams at Kemper Insurance, where he was recognized for consistently delivering profit and growth goals while deepening relationships with clients both in Texas and nationwide. His long-standing career began at State Farm as a Commercial Lines Underwriter, where he advanced into underwriting leadership followed by a variety of corporate sales and marketing leadership roles.

“Well-known and respected throughout the Texas insurance community for many years, Bob provides a solid foundation of industry relationships and connections,” said D’Antoni. “His underwriting and team building leadership will help us continue to provide the upmost expertise and solutions to our retail brokers and agents as well as carrier partners.”

Legters joins Burns & Wilcox as Regional Vice President, Northeast. Based out of the Burns & Wilcox New Jersey and New York offices, he also reports to D’Antoni. In his role, he is responsible for the collective performance of Burns & Wilcox throughout the Northeast region.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Legters most recently served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partner Development at AXA XL where he oversaw all U.S. wholesale distribution. Previously Legters was the Managing Director and New York Division Chief at AmWins Program Underwriters. He also held numerous roles leading specialty programs and managing underwriting operations for other New York-based MGAs.

Burns & Wilcox is experiencing double-digit growth in 2023, which has led to an increase in hiring. Over the past year, the company onboarded more than 300 new hires and promoted 200 existing associates, further showcasing the company’s commitment to investment in its people.

In addition to positioning top talent across key business markets, the company has introduced new, custom technology solutions in partnership with Salesforce as part of a more than $100 million investment to overhaul and greatly enhance its systems. This investment is streamlining operations and enabling teams to work faster and smarter while bringing more value to their clients and market relationships.

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About Burns & Wilcox

Burns & Wilcox is the insurance industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, environmental, transportation, and personal insurance.

Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and Noremac Marketing Group. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, and Node International. More information can be found at or