Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox has announced the appointment of Laura McCormick as Regional Practice Group Leader, Professional Liability for the Southern US Region, based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth office.
McCormick will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and growth for Professional Liability business across the Southern Region, which includes 10 states ranging from Texas to North Carolina.
Her role also involves recruiting and developing talent and strengthening key client relationships.
She reports to David Derigiotis, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Professional Liability Practice Leader.
“We are thrilled for Laura to re-join the Burns & Wilcox team in this new leadership capacity following the tremendous experience she has gained across the industry,” said Derigiotis.
“She is proven to be an approachable and motivating leader who makes it priority to ensure her associates succeed. From program development and underwriting to client management and business growth, she is a strong asset to the team and will be integral to the growth of the network’s Professional Liability capabilities.”
McCormick has more than 20 years of brokerage experience and most recently served as Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader at MarketScout, where she was responsible for the growth of its Professional Liability business.
She previously held other senior broking positions within the wholesale industry including at Burns & Wilcox.
“Taking on the role of Regional Practice Group Leader at Burns & Wilcox is the next step my career has prepared me for and I am excited for this leadership opportunity,” said McCormick.
“I have always had a passion for building successful teams and developing solutions that result in continuous growth. With a career concentrated in Professional Liability, I look forward to leveraging that knowledge to drive new business and growth for the practice and the Burns & Wilcox network overall.”