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Burns & Wilcox Expands U.S. Cannabis Business, Adds Jason Scheurle as National Product Leader

Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 22, 2022) – Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, announced today the addition of Jason Scheurle as National Product Leader, Cannabis. Based in Philadelphia, Scheurle collaborates with Burns & Wilcox U.S. teams across the company network.  

In his new role as National Product Leader, Scheurle is responsible for developing and expanding the company’s business portfolio of cannabis products nationwide. His role includes partnering with teams across the company’s vast network to leverage market opportunities, strengthening its competitive advantage. He reports to Jodie Kaufman Davis, Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group; Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada. 

In Canada, Burns & Wilcox is a long-time industry player and early-adopter known for its expertise in the space by first creating an exclusive Cannabis Insurance program to capture significant market share. This investment led it to being first-to-market with comprehensive package solutions for the Recreational Cannabis market in Canada, including Property, General Liability, Product Liability, Transit/Cargo, Directors & Officers, and Product Recall coverages.  

These significant market accomplishments illustrate the value of the company’s innovation and expertise, providing momentum for its stateside plans, especially given the industry’s market growth in the U.S. totaling a worth of $61 billion 

“We are pleased to add Jason to our team as we continue to expand the Burns & Wilcox Cannabis Insurance business,” said Kaufman Davis. “The rapidly evolving regulatory environment and further legalization in the states exposes cannabis related businesses to new risks, and Jason’s expertise allows us to identify potential gaps in coverage and provide tailored programs for brokers to better serve their clients.” 

Scheurle joins Burns & Wilcox after serving as Head of Cannabis Underwriting at Huckleberry. Previously he spent six years at Hudson as a Senior Underwriter, where he specialized in Excess and Surplus Lines business for binding and middle markets, including Cannabis. Prior to that experience, he spent more than a decade at United States Liability Insurance (USLI) with a focus in Personal, Commercial and Liquor Liability.   

“Given the company’s major success in the Cannabis market, the Burns & Wilcox network presents great opportunity to expand on its influence in the space,” said Scheurle. “I am excited to join the team and help innovate for brokers and their clients throughout the U.S., whether a dispensary, grow operation or manufacturer, with custom programs to address their specific needs.”  

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, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, and Minuteman Adjusters. 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