DETROIT (February 27, 2018) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced its official sponsorship of Justin Abdelkader, alternate captain and left wing of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings.
“Justin Abdelkader’s leadership on and off the ice match the distinctive, competitive qualities of the more than 2,000 associates at Burns & Wilcox,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company of Burns & Wilcox. “Results must be demonstrated on a consistent basis – whether entering the arena or the board room – to stay at the top of the game, and we welcome him to Team Burns & Wilcox.”
Justin Abdelkader and Burns & Wilcox both share another important trait – they originate from Michigan. Since its founding in 1969, Burns & Wilcox has remained dedicated to the state and has grown into Michigan’s largest insurance company, a global powerhouse with 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
“The support of a strong, family-focused organization and partner like Burns & Wilcox is exciting and I am proud to be a part of their team,” said Abdelkader.
In September 2017, Burns & Wilcox cemented an official partnership with the Detroit Red Wings. The company’s logo is visible at center ice of the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena. Abdelkader is the third professional sports ambassador for Team Burns & Wilcox, alongside golf’s 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson and 2016 PGA champion Jimmy Walker.
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About H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.
Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which 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 Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.hwkaufman.com.