Burns & Wilcox Names Jason Scheurle National Product Leader for Cannabis

Courtesy of Jason Scheurle
Courtesy of Jason Scheurle

Burns & Wilcox, a wholesale insurance broker and underwriter based in Farmington Hills, announced the addition of Jason Scheurle as the national product leader for cannabis.

In his new role, Scheurle will be responsible for developing and expanding the company’s business portfolio of cannabis products nationwide. His role includes partnering with teams across the company’s vast network to leverage market opportunities, strengthening its competitive advantage.

“We are pleased to add Jason to our team as we continue to expand the Burns & Wilcox Cannabis Insurance business,” says Jodie Kaufman Davis, managing director of Burns & Wilcox Canada and senior vice president of the H.W. Kaufman Group.

“The rapidly evolving regulatory environment and further legalization in the states exposes cannabis related businesses to new risks, and Jason’s expertise allows us to identify potential gaps in coverage and provide tailored programs for brokers to better serve their clients.”

Scheurle joins Burns & Wilcox after serving as head of cannabis underwriting at Huckleberry. Previously he spent six years at Hudson as a senior underwriter, where he specialized in the excess and surplus lines business for binding and middle markets, including cannabis. Prior to that experience, he spent more than a decade at United States Liability Insurance with a focus in personal, commercial, and liquor liability.

“Given the company’s major success in the cannabis market, the Burns & Wilcox network presents great opportunity to expand on its influence in the space,” says Scheurle, who operates out of Philadelphia. “I am excited to join the team and help innovate for brokers and their clients throughout the U.S., whether a dispensary, grow operation or manufacturer, with custom programs to address their specific needs.”