Senior Vice President & Personal Insurance Practice Leader, Burns & Wilcox
Bill Gatewood is the Personal Insurance Practice Leader, Senior Vice President at Burns & Wilcox.
He is responsible for directing and overseeing the organization’s Personal Insurance Practice Group,
which has tripled in size under his leadership.
Bill’s role involves crafting the company’s domestic growth strategy, working to expand key strategic
partnerships, developing new products, identifying acquisition opportunities, and offering direction for
corporate-wide resources and tools to support best practices.
He brings more than two decades of experience in Personal Insurance and High-Net Worth risk
management to the leadership team. He is known for placing key expertise to build the Personal
Insurance Practice Group and for specializations in Private Client and Flood Insurance. His program
development skills resulted in the company launching a variety of exclusive Burns & Wilcox
products, such as the first homeowners wildfire protection partnership in the wholesale Excess &
He serves on the Board of Trustees for Property Risk Management Association (PRMA) and
currently holds the role of Treasurer. He is also active with the Career Development Committee
for the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) and the Board of Education for Hartland
Consolidated School District, which he has served for nearly 10 years.
A U.S. Army veteran, Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and management from the
University of Central Missouri.