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Kaufman Group adds WTW’s Paul Smith as VP, Carrier Relations

9th August 2019 - Author: Charlie Wood

H.W. Kaufman Group, the parent company of wholesale brokerage and managing general underwriter Burns & Wilcox, has added Paul G. Smith as Vice President, Carrier Relations.

Paul Smith Based in the Greater New York City area, Smith will lead and manage strategic relationships with Kaufman insurance company partners.

He will also work closely with all Kaufman companies and senior leadership to maximise market relationships, improve product offerings and drive incremental revenue.

Smith reports to Daniel J. Kaufman, Executive Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group and Chief Operating Officer, Burns & Wilcox.

“As the wholesale insurance model continues to transform, the longstanding relationships we maintain with domestic carriers and London markets are more important than ever,” said Kaufman.

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“Paul will serve as a central resource for our global teams, aligning the needs of our business with the various market appetites.”

Smith brings over 30 years’ insurance and leadership experience, having previously served at with Aon and Willis Tower Watson.

“I am honored to join this growing company and look forward to working with the reputable H.W. Kaufman Group leadership team,” remarked Smith.

“In this industry, partnerships are vital to long-term business success and I am eager to use my experience to further the company’s footprint and strengthen the relationships that will support its global reach.”

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