WAUKESHA, WI (October 12, 2022) – The Horton Group, one of the largest privately-held insurance brokers in the United States, announced that Dan Burkwald has joined the company as an executive vice president of Horton’s Employee Benefits Solution division.
In this role, Burkwald expands Horton’s consulting capabilities beyond population health and creates opportunities in the talent acquisition and compensation consulting fields. He also helps recruit future sales/customer service team members and maintains strong relationships with vendors.
“Dan brings a tremendous amount of energy and experience to Horton,” said Dan Horton, CEO of The Horton Group. “I am confident that his wealth of knowledge and strong relationship-building skills will make him a solid addition to our team and a trusted resource for our clients.”
Burkwald has more than 40 years of experience in relationship development, lead generation, mentoring and vendor negotiation. Before joining Horton, he was the president and owner of his own company, Burkwald & Associates, which was acquired by Gallagher in 2015. After the acquisition, Dan played a key role in helping Gallagher produce a 67% annual growth rate, create over 25 new jobs and win “Branch of the Year” in 2021.
“Strong relationships are not sold through a vending machine,” Burkwald said. “They are complex and require hard work, expertise and emotional intelligence to maintain. But the effort is worth it when you can satisfy your customers and add value for employees with better costs and benefits.”
Burkwald earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He also received his Chartered Life Underwriter/Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College of Financial Services.
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, Horton is a nationally recognized insurance broker ranking as one of the top property/casualty brokers in the U.S. by Insurance Journal, A Top 100 Largest Broker by Business Insurance, and a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). The agency employs more than 400 insurance professionals located in six states throughout the Midwest.
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