FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & Wilcox, North America's leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced its official sponsorship of American professional golfer Jimmy Walker, effective January 1, 2016.
Walker, who is currently on the PGA Tour and is ranked 22nd in the world, has a long track record of wins including five PGA Tour victories and appearances on the most recent Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams. Walker will be the company's first professional athlete brand ambassador.
"We are proud to have Jimmy Walker join Team Kaufman as one of his official sponsors," says Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, parent to Burns & Wilcox. "We share many distinctive qualities: integrity, competitive drive, hard work and professionalism. I believe Jimmy will be a great partner and ambassador of our company."
Burns & Wilcox, Kaufman's flagship organization, has more than 50 locations in the United States and Canada. A leading specialty insurance wholesale broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox offers expert and comprehensive solutions to the world's hardest-to-place risks and serves more than 20,000 insurance brokers and agents.
"I thank Burns & Wilcox for its support and look forward to representing the company's values and commitment to excellence on the links," says Walker.
About Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the industry's leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox has more than 50 offices across the United States and Canada and employs more than 1,600 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.
Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, which also includes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Lochain Patrick, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Cranbrook Underwriters, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, US-Reports, Canadian Reports and Minuteman Adjusters. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com
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