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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; and will help continue expanding the Burns & Wilcox Environmental Insurance practice. He reports to Anna Kodryanu, CPCU, ARM, Associate Managing Director.

“We are excited to have Jeffrey join our team with over 20 years of experience in the specialty insurance industry,” said Jeff Diefenbach, CPCU, Corporate Senior Vice President, Burns & Wilcox. “His deep knowledge and expertise in Environmental Insurance will further amplify the Burns & Wilcox New York team’s capabilities.”

Cunningham specializes in environmental risks including Pollution Liability, Environmental Site Liability as well as combined environmental policies, including Pollution Liability/General Liability/Comprehensive Personal Liability and Professional for environmental contractors. He has experience providing environmental insurance in the manufacturing, chemical, healthcare, energy sectors, and for mergers and acquisitions.

“It is an honor to join the Burns & Wilcox team given the company’s strong industry reputation, culture and wealth of specialty insurance expertise,” said Cunningham. “I look forward to approaching this opportunity with an entrepreneurial focus, as it is my goal to continue expanding the environmental practice for the company in the Northeast.”

Prior to joining Burns & Wilcox, Cunningham was among Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 in Insurance and was also awarded IBA’s Top Specialty Broker in 2018.

Burns & Wilcox New York is located at 555 5th Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10017.

About H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox

Burns & Wilcox is the 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, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at or