Jodie Kaufman Davis, Burns & Wilcox (Canada)
Company: Burns & Wilcox Canada
Job title: Managing director
Jodie Kaufman Davis is the corporate senior vice president for HW Kaufman Group and managing director at Burns & Wilcox Canada. She leads operations for the six Canada locations, and plays an integral role in the development and execution of managing the general agent’s overall growth strategy. Under her direction, Burns & Wilcox Canada has increased its amount of premiums written by more than 120%, and its headcount by more than 80%. Kaufman Davis also has been instrumental in expanding the MGA’s robust product offering in the hard-to-place specialty risks arena, such as building out the Burns & Wilcox Centre of Excellence for Commercial Marine. She is actively involved in talent and business development initiatives where her forward-thinking has set up Burns & Wilcox Canada for continued success. Today, through insurance immersion days and employee programs for recent college graduates like the Kaufman Emerging Leaders Program, Kaufman Davis has helped to recruit a diverse workforce where 65% of employees fall into the millennial age range. She is also Canada chair for Insurance Supper Club, an organisation supporting the inclusion of women in the insurance industry. Earlier this year Kaufman Davis featured in the speaker line-up for Insurance Business Canada’s Women in Insurance Toronto event.