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Associate Vice President
Director, Personal Insurance
Sylvia Ornelas is currently Burns & Wilcox-Associate Vice President/Director, Personal Lines of the Woodland Hills office in California. Here she manages a team of 13 individuals while also producing her own book of business of Personal Insurance. With 25 years of experience, Sylvia has spent her entire insurance career with Burns & Wilcox, creating a reputation through her ability to bring in new business, support clients, and adapt to the hardening market. Skilled in Property & Casualty Insurance, Excess, Liability Analysis, and Inland Marine, she has become best known for placing hard to place business. Sylvia’s efforts have earned her Insurance Business Americas 2020 Elite Woman Award as well as being a 2020 Winner of the President’s Circle. Sylvia is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, and graduated from California State University- Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in IT. Soon after graduation, she began her career in the insurance industry as a Senior Underwriter/Broker with Burns & Wilcox before moving her way up the ladder to Underwriting Manager of Personal Lines, Director of Personal Lines, and now to her current position as Associate Vice President/Director, Personal Insurance. Sylvia plays an active role in Insurance Business America’s events for women in insurance.
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