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Burns & Wilcox Adds Brandon McCarty as New Regional Personal Insurance Practice Group Leader

Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 16, 2022) – Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, announced today the addition of Brandon McCarty as Regional Personal Insurance Practice Group Leader.

In his new role, McCarty is responsible for developing and expanding the company’s portfolio of personal insurance products throughout the Midwest and Canada. His role includes partnering with teams across the organization, including fellow regional practice group leaders, to leverage market growth opportunities and strengthen the company’s competitive advantage. He reports to Bill Gatewood, Corporate Senior Vice President and National Personal Practice Leader, Burns & Wilcox.

“Brandon’s broad insurance industry experience makes him a well-rounded addition to the Burns & Wilcox Personal Insurance team,” said Gatewood. “We are confident his underwriting background will be an excellent resource for our offices and carrier partners alike. He has a strong sense of collaborative teamwork and fits in well with our growing team.”

With more than 13 years in the insurance industry, McCarty has extensive experience in personal and commercial insurance. Additionally, his previous work as a retail agent and in the wholesale space allows him to draw on insights of importance for Burns & Wilcox partners and clients. His previous roles include Territory Vice President at AmWINS and Senior Business Development Leader at Talage.

“As Burns & Wilcox continues to expand its market reach in personal insurance and invest in its people, I look forward to helping the company continue its momentum,” said McCarty. “Burns & Wilcox is well-respected throughout the industry, and with my experience in personal insurance and as a retail agent, I am prepared and excited to take on this new role.”

Burns & Wilcox experienced substantial growth in recent years, which has led to an increase in hiring top talent. 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. To learn more about careers with Burns & Wilcox, visit

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, marine, 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, Afirm, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and Noremac Marketing Group. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Chesterfield LatAm, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Node International and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at or