BABCPHL Board Member Feature – Bruce F. White

Bruce F. White is the Director of the International Practice and a Partner at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson (JKJ). JKJ is a holistic risk management and insurance brokerage firm catering to a middle market client base across the USA and internationally. Bruce spends his time managing and growing JKJ’s International Practice, which primarily champions bringing a proactive risk management approach to multinational companies entering the US and creating innovative solutions globally for US headquartered companies. The complexities of the US litigious, economic, and legal environment make navigating the total cost of risk an extraordinary challenge for foreign management groups. Bruce and the JKJ team work with companies headquartered in more than 37 countries, and have developed country specific initiatives tailored toward Japanese, German, Austrian, Swiss, Italian, Canadian, Mexican, and British companies.

Bruce has been affiliated with the BABCPHL for several years, but has become more active during the past few as JKJ is proactively working to grow their British American network. Two years ago, Bruce joined the BABCPHL’s Board of Directors, and more recently his dedicated colleague and British American Business consultant, Michael McGuire, accepted a leadership role for the BABCPHL Young Professional Group. “The BABC has an amazing tight knit community of likeminded businesses, executives, and professionals. We have grown to strongly value the partnerships and friendships that have developed as a result of our affiliation.” Bruce’s most memorable event was last summer’s virtual whiskey tasting. Lew Bryson, a decorated author of multiple published books and former editor of Whiskey Advocate, hosted an educational and historical lesson on whiskey distilling. “Not only was Lew brilliant in his field, but made the hour virtual event fun and brought his authentic personality to enhance a difficult way to engage an audience virtually.”

Bruce has most missed engaging with people throughout the pandemic. “We are naturally social beings and nothing accentuated that need more than the unprecedented lockdown predicament we all found ourselves in.” Bruce’s silver lining has been getting to spend time with his family. He and his wife had their fourth child only a month before the official pandemic restrictions began. “The pandemic for us personally was an extraordinary blessing, with an unprecedented amount of time to enjoy breakfasts, countless “did that really just happen” moments, singing/dancing, laughs, and a full bounty of memories with my kids, and wife.” Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, Bruce plans to travel to London and Frankfurt for business, and to take his wife on an overdue Caribbean vacation for some rest and relaxation!

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  • Almac
  • American Airlines
  • Baker Tilly
  • Cigna
  • Cigna
  • Duane Morris
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  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Forensic Resolutions
  • Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Olympus
  • Penn Medicine
  • Welsh Government