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Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Expands Team, Adds Brokers in Tampa, Charleston and Dallas

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 12, 2020) – Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a distinct business unit of H.W. Kaufman Group solely dedicated to wholesale insurance brokerage, announces the addition of three brokers to its growing team. George Ramirez joins the Burns & Wilcox Brokerage office in Tampa, Florida; Grant Dieselberg joins the team based in Charleston, South Carolina; and Jordan Krenik joins the office in Dallas, Texas.

Strategically positioned at the existing Tampa, Charleston and Dallas locations, the new team members bring their expertise in Professional Liability, Casualty and Transportation, adding to each office’s capabilities to provide in-demand brokerage resources to clients and partners in those markets.

“Actively recruiting and retaining top talent remains a priority at Burns & Wilcox Brokerage to help drive our business forward,” said Denis Brady, President, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, San Francisco, California. “Our teams continue to generate double-digit growth in premium and new business, despite the changing market and economy conditions. Recently, we earned a Great Place to Work certification and appreciate the opportunity to expand our team at a time when many industries are not hiring. George, Grant and Jordan bring the skills we are looking to place in these regions and they complement our current capabilities well, while enhancing our in-market expertise.”

Ramirez joins Burns & Wilcox Brokerage as a Broker after previously working for Hull & Company, LCC, and Brown & Brown. Known for his expertise in Professional Liability with a top-producing record, he brings client relations, account management and business development skills to the team. Based in Tampa, he reports to Barry Whitton, Managing Director.

“I am honored to join the high-performing and reputable Burns & Wilcox Brokerage team,” said Ramirez. “I look forward to bringing my results-oriented work ethic and expertise with Management Liability, Healthcare and Technology to help expand the Professional Liability business in Florida.”

Dieselberg joins the team as a Casualty Broker after previously working at All Risks Limited. He brings nearly 10 years of insurance industry experience to the team specializing in the Construction, Manufacturing, Habitational and Hospitality industries. Located near Charleston, he also reports to Whitton.

Krenik also joins Burns & Wilcox Brokerage as a Broker from Hull & Company, Inc. and is known for his expertise in Transportation, specifically within Texas and the surrounding state markets. Based in Dallas, he reports to David Gross, Managing Director.

About Burns & Wilcox Brokerage

Burns & Wilcox Brokerage is a distinct business unit of H.W. Kaufman Group, solely dedicated to wholesale insurance brokerage. Burns & Wilcox Brokerage provides specialized expertise for large, complex and difficult-to-place risks. Leveraging the full expertise of its organization, Brokerage delivers seamless access to global market centers and offers comprehensive solutions and expertise for difficult-to-place risks including: Property, General Liability, Excess Casualty, Professional Liability, Transportation and Marine.

H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company to Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, 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, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, Cranbrook Underwriting, Node International, and Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom. More information can be found at