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Burns & Wilcox Adds, Promotes Commercial and Personal Insurance Associates, Expands California Leadership Team

Farmington Hills, Mich. (September 7, 2022)Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, announced today the addition of California-based Joe Jurkovich and the promotion of Tom Carvalho and Evan Hudson.

  • Joe Jurkovich joins as Associate Managing Director, where he is responsible for overseeing the Fresno office’s day-to-day operations and growth strategy. With nine years of industry experience, his areas of expertise include Commercial Property and Inland Marine. He most recently worked at Deans & Homer where he was an underwriter and branch manager. Jurkovich reports to Rich Gobler, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox.
  • Tom Carvalho, Senior Personal Insurance Underwriter, is promoted to Associate Managing Director, where he is responsible for helping oversee the San Francisco office’s day-to-day operations while continuing to grow his Personal Insurance business. Since beginning his career at Burns & Wilcox as an Underwriting Administrator more than a decade ago, Carvalho has built substantial expertise within Personal Insurance while providing important leadership for the San Francisco and San Diego offices. Carvalho reports to Gobler.
  • Evan Hudson, Senior Commercial Underwriter, is promoted to Commercial Manager, Contract/Binding Markets, where he leads contract binding relationships for the San Francisco office. Hudson has more than a decade of Commercial Insurance underwriting and brokering experience at Burns & Wilcox and is known for serving key markets such as construction, manufacturing, distribution and habitational. He also reports to Gobler.

“As Burns & Wilcox continues to grow, so does our need for exemplary leaders,” said Danny Kaufman, President, Burns & Wilcox. “We are fortunate Tom and Evan are ready to elevate their careers and expand their skillset with increased leadership responsibility and welcome Joe’s expertise to further elevate the Fresno office. We are confident they will perform well in these roles and continue to strongly influence the success and growth of our California teams and the company overall.”

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.

“We applaud Tom and Evan for their dedication to their teams and eagerness to seek new opportunities that support the growth and success of Burns & Wilcox. They are great examples of how prioritizing professional development and career growth are a hallmark of the company,” said Gobler. “Joe is a key addition to the Fresno team, especially as the Commercial Property and Inland Marine markets continue to experience challenging market conditions and tightened capacity.”

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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, 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