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H.W. Kaufman Group Promotes Jodie Kaufman Davis to Expanded Leadership Roles

Company appoints Kaufman Davis as Executive Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group; Chief Strategy Officer, Atain Insurance Companies; and President, Burns & Wilcox Canada


Detroit/Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 07, 2022)H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of insurance companies, today announced the promotion of Jodie Kaufman Davis to Executive Vice President as well as Chief Strategy Officer of Atain Insurance Companies. Kaufman Davis previously served as Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group, and Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada.

Kaufman Davis’ expanded leadership roles and responsibilities include:

  • As Executive Vice President and Board Member at H.W. Kaufman Group, Kaufman Davis helps implement strategy and management-driven initiatives, offering direction on best practices and expertise to globally expand business partnerships, teams, and product lines.
  • For Atain, the company’s A rated insurance carrier, she will continue to work closely with the leadership team to identify emerging markets – such as energy and cannabis – where it can successfully deploy capacity and elevate its business.
  • Kaufman Davis remains responsible for the growth of RB Jones, a Kaufman subsidiary and leader in providing specialty risk coverage solutions for business such as commercial marine, energy, and property.
  • Under her leadership, the Burns & Wilcox Canada team has consistently delivered record-breaking growth and results over the past six years – a testament to her impact on the business’ success and reputation in the market. Kaufman Davis continues to oversee Canadian operations as President.

“It gives me great pride to see Jodie expanding the scope of her roles throughout the H.W. Kaufman Group companies,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group. “Jodie continues to influence positive business results, which have yielded strong financial performance year-over-year. I am confident in Jodie’s leadership and ability to take our companies to greater heights, further driving the success of our privately held family business.”

Passionate about culture and empowering associates to bring their authentic selves to work, Jodie is the executive sponsor for Kaufman’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Initiative. She helps strategize and implement programming for its 2,000+ associates, reinforcing their commitment to ensuring an inclusive workforce.

“I look forward to expanding my leadership role and taking on new challenges within our H.W. Kaufman Group companies,” said Kaufman Davis. “When I took on managing Burns & Wilcox Canada, we found our efforts for driving business and talent performance flourished, and we want to cultivate that same result into Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones and across all Kaufman Companies globally.”

About H.W. Kaufman Group
H.W. Kaufman Group employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group includes: Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and Noremac Marketing Group. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Node International and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at or