Jodie Kaufman Davis, J.D.

Corporate Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada

Jodie Kaufman Davis is Corporate Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group and Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada. Jodie leads operations for the six Canada locations, and plays an integral role in the development and execution of the Managing General Agent’s overall growth strategy.

Under Jodie’s direction, Burns & Wilcox Canada has increased its amount of premiums written by more than 120 per cent, and its headcount by more than 80 per cent. Jodie 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 Center of Excellence for Commercial Marine.

Jodie 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 (KELP), Jodie has helped to recruit a diverse workforce where 65 per cent of employees fall into the Millennial age range.

Recently, Jodie was appointed as the Canada Chair for Insurance Supper Club, an organization supporting the inclusion of women in the insurance industry. She also serves on the board of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Toronto, where she has been an active member for the past two years. She is a member on the Board of Directors for the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, and recently completed a six-year program with the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. Jodie also serves on the board of H.W. Kaufman Group and Atain Insurance Companies, an H.W. Kaufman Group company.

Prior to joining H.W. Kaufman Group, Jodie spent more than seven years at the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. In this role, she advised Canadian and U.S. companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital market financing, and complex regulatory issues.

Jodie received a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She holds a Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario license, and is licensed across all Canadian provinces

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