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Burns and Wilcox Becomes First National Wholesaler to Join Trusted Choice®

Nation’s largest wholesale broker and underwriting manager is latest brand movement company partner.

TC_2color_RGB_72dpi_tag.jpgALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2013 – Burns and Wilcox is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Burns & Wilcox, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., has joined 64 leading companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.
 
“Welcoming Burns & Wilcox to Trusted Choice® reflects our appreciation for the company’s longstanding commitment to the Big ‘I’ at the national, state and local levels,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “While our members already work with Burns & Wilcox, we look forward to this relationship fueling greater connections with our outstanding independent member agencies.”
 
Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s largest privately-held wholesale broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox has more than 40 offices across the United States, Canada and London and employs more than 1,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Burns & Wilcox is internationally recognized for its insurance brokerage and underwriting expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.
 
“We built Burns & Wilcox as a business 100 percent committed to wholesale, which has enabled our firm to foster lasting relationships with insurance brokers and agents across the country,” says Alan Jay Kaufman, Burns & Wilcox Chairman, president and CEO. “That legacy continues today with our focus on helping brokers and agents succeed. Our relationship with Trusted Choice® underscores how much we value the product choice, policy customization and advocacy that independent agents provide their clients. It is an honor for Burns & Wilcox to be part of this great organization.” 
 
Burns & Wilcox is a member of the Kaufman Financial Group, which also includes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers Ltd. of London, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, US-Reports, and Minuteman Adjusters. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com.
 
Trusted Choice® was launched by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) and several independent agency companies to highlight the benefits independent agencies and brokerage firms offer consumers—choice of companies, customization of policies and advocacy support. It is the premier consumer brand for independent insurance agents and provides national advertising and other strategic tools to reach consumers. 
     
Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for more than 24,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 65 leading insurance and financial services companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
 
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