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Burns & Wilcox Adds Top Executive to High-Net-Worth Practice

Hires former PURE Associate Vice President, Heather Posner for newly created role

LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2017) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading, and largest personal insurance, wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced a top-level addition to its High-Net-Worth practice with the hiring of Heather Posner as Associate Vice President, Director of High-Net-Worth. Posner, who previously worked at PURE Group of Insurance Companies, will be based at the Burns & Wilcox Los Angeles office, specifically focused on expanding the firm’s High-Net-Worth personal insurance footprint in North America.

“High-Net-Worth is a rapidly expanding segment of the insurance marketplace, and an area Burns & Wilcox has been committed to since its founding in 1969. Heather will be focused on increasing our strong market share in this area,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Financial Group and Burns & Wilcox. “Heather’s well-respected position among carriers and brokers, combined with a passion for success that emulates the inherent fabric of Burns & Wilcox, will continue to strengthen our High-Net-Worth practice across our 50 offices in North America.”

Prior to joining Burns & Wilcox, Posner built solid relationships with highly successful individuals at PURE Group of Insurance Companies. Her professional experience spans 18 years across some of the top insurance companies, including AIG Private Client and Progressive Insurance.

“California is one of the largest High-Net-Worth markets in the country and a gateway for Heather to expand our business,” said Bill Gatewood, Corporate Vice President and Director of Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Corporate Headquarters. “Carrier partners, colleagues, and retail brokers and agents have all expressed their enthusiasm to see Heather join the team, and I am proud to introduce such an incredible leader.”

Heather will also be responsible for recruiting and training additional High-Net-Worth specialists from within the company and the industry.

“It is an honor to be part of growing the High-Net-Worth practice at Burns & Wilcox in this new role,” said Posner. “After crossing paths with the company on various levels over the years, the culture and determination of its specialists creates a perfect match.”

Burns & Wilcox offers personal insurance for hard-to-place risks and specializes in providing solutions for the High-Net-Worth clients of brokers and agents, such as: High Value Homeowner, High-Net-Worth, Coastal Property Coverage, Course of Construction, Collector Cars, Fine Art, Recreational Marine, and Personal Umbrella.