Kate Wright, BURNS & WILCOX
Regional practice group leader, personal insurance
BURNS & WILCOX
After starting her career in healthcare finance, Kate Wright was introduced to insurance while earning a life and health license to help clients find the right health insurance. Within a year, she had joined the Burns & Wilcox team, where she shifted her concentration to property & casualty insurance and underwriting high-risk personal insurance. She developed a knack for finding solutions for risks that other carriers are unable to offer, which led to her promotion to regional practice group leader last year. In this role, Wright is responsible for developing underwriters at Burns & Wilcox’s Indianapolis office, managing personal insurance product offerings for seven Midwest locations, building and maintaining retail broker and agent relationships, and assisting with marketing and sales strategies. Wright’s results-oriented mindset has led to significant growth in the Indianapolis office’s personal insurance capabilities, as well as positive year-over-year growth in both retention and new business.