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Burns & Wilcox Names Andy Wood Head of Professional Liability Practice

Responsible for accelerating growth, leading team of 75 specialized experts

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (February 6, 2024) — Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, today announced the hire of Andy Wood to serve as Vice President and Practice Group Leader, Professional Liability. Coming off a record-setting 2023, the Professional Liability practice delivered more than 15 percent annual growth.

“Andy joins Burns & Wilcox with a proven track record of outstanding business development, underwriting and broking excellence, as well as advanced technology deployment,” said Danny Kaufman, President, Burns & Wilcox. “He already maintains great relationships across Burns & Wilcox and will be able to step in immediately. We look forward to driving even more substantial growth under Andy’s leadership.”

Most recently, Wood led Hiscox across the Midwest, overseeing a diverse portfolio that included Technology, Errors & Omissions (E&O), Cyber, Management Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Allied Healthcare, Architects & Engineers (A&E), Casualty, Terrorism and Kidnap & Ransom (K&R). His career spans nearly three decades including other roles at Insureon, Willis and CNA.

In his new role, Wood is responsible for working across Burns & Wilcox to build a cohesive strategy and develop new products and programs while aggressively recruiting top Professional Liability producers nationwide.

“This was a really unique opportunity to join a fast-moving and high-performing team that is poised for even greater success,” added Wood. “The company is committed to making significant investments in technology solutions, as well as resources to foster the professional development of its team members and target the industry’s best talent. Our goal is for the Professional Liability Practice to be a true catalyst for growth.”

Based in Chicago, Wood will report directly to Danny Kaufman.

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, a privately held global insurance company, which employs more than 2,000 professionals across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The Kaufman companies include Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom and Node International.

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