Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

At H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox, we prioritize a culture grounded in family values that fosters and sustains a supportive and welcoming workplace. This belief is fundamental to our success as an organization.

By encouraging our associates to operate as their authentic selves, we will create an environment that enables our team to perform at their very best. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion will lead the industry and serve as a key driver in making Kaufman a sought-after professional destination.





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A Message from the Kaufman Family

A Message from the Kaufman Family

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For more than 50 years, H.W. Kaufman Group has been powered by our people. Our company is built on a strong foundation of family values, coupled with a commitment to invest in the professional development of Kaufman associates globally.

Today and always, we will never waver in supporting our associates and fostering an environment that enables them to perform at their best.

Kaufman prioritizes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), which we proudly recognize as fundamental to the health and long-term sustainability of our business. Read More

DE&I is a business imperative, woven into Kaufman’s culture and aligned with our efforts to recruit and retain the industry’s very best talent.

As part of Kaufman’s DE&I platform, our associates have established seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which offer a positive space for important discussions on culture, challenges and opportunities within our company and the broader insurance industry:

  • APAC (Asian/Pacific) ERG 
  • HOLA (Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement) ERG 
  • Umoja (Unity) – African American Association ERG 
  • WINS (Women in Insurance) ERG 
  • Kaufman Family Advocacy Network – K-FAN ERG 
  • Kaufman Pride & Allies ERG 
  • KEVLAR – Kaufman Military Service

The ERGs are asked to create, amplify and seek out content and events that foster associate learning, offer philanthropic activities or create relationship building opportunities. Our goal is simple – we want our associates to come to our offices each and every day feeling that they are supported, with the freedom to bring their authentic selves to the workplace.

Additionally, each ERG has made recruiting a key priority, targeting outstanding professionals that will enable Kaufman to build a more diverse workforce.

Kaufman has long felt that careers in insurance are often overlooked. Our ERGs are engaging professional organizations and collegiate student groups that reflect their communities, opening their eyes to the opportunities and growth that is possible when coming to work for Kaufman.

As Kaufman builds and expands our DE&I efforts, we are excited about the potential to engage our associates in important discussions, to create a broader sense of cultural awareness and to elevate our business even further. Read Less

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups


Our ERGs participate in and sponsor events that allow our associates to take part in philanthropic activities, forge relationships with community organizations and other professionals, and develop creative solutions that help achieve business goals and objectives. 

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