INDIANAPOLIS (January 21, 2020) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, today announced the leadership promotion of Andrew Dean to Managing Director from Associate Managing Director. Dean is based in the Burns & Wilcox office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In the new role as Managing Director, Dean oversees and manages day-to-day operations of the Indianapolis team and leads the office’s growth strategy. Dean began his career with Burns & Wilcox more than 16 years ago as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter and has held various roles with increased leadership responsibility, working across all lines of business. Over the past five years, he has grown his business portfolio more than 55 percent. He reports to Jeff Diefenbach, Corporate Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox.
“Andrew has developed into a tremendous leader over time, growing his skills through diverse experiences and educational opportunities within the Burns & Wilcox network and influencing his peers to do the same,” said Diefenbach. “The company has operated in Indiana for nearly 40 years and experienced 25 percent growth over the past five. Andrew’s promotion is a natural progression and we look forward to him continuing to positively impact the office and our clients.”
Passionate about continued education and team comradery, Dean is a graduate of the Kaufman Advanced Management Program and recipient of the Leadership Distinguished Service Award, notable honors presented through H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company to Burns & Wilcox. He carries forward the company’s long-standing legacy by guiding and celebrating his associates on their successes and career milestones.
“I am honored to take on the role of Managing Director for the Indianapolis office, continuing to build its robust business across Commercial, Personal and Professional Insurance,” said Dean. “In recent years, the Indianapolis office has expanded its expertise, becoming well-known for its Transportation capabilities and serving as a reliable resource to many other Midwest and Northeast Burns & Wilcox offices. I am eager to oversee our office’s growth locally and throughout the network.”
About 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, transportation and personal insurance.
H.W. Kaufman Group, parent company to Burns & Wilcox, 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, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, Cranbrook Underwriting, Node International and Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom. More information can be found at stage.burnsandwilcox.ca and www.hwkaufman.com.