Jennifer is a Partner at David Burns & Associates and is a mother of three
In 2010, Jennifer and her two brothers took over their family's business, David Burns & Associates, which specializes in life insurance, group benefits and pensions. Jennifer is the 4th generation in her family to work in the insurance industry and is continuing the legacy of her family's business, which was started by her father 43 years ago. She has continued to support and grow the business ever since. "It's the flexibility of making my own hours and the passion of really being able to own something and know what I'm doing is something that my family started," she said, "it's about family and staying together and growing something."
As a mother and business owner with three kids, aged 9,10 and 12, she understands the challenges that working moms face and the importance of a strong family and community support system. 'It's a day by day thing," she said, "You have to be extremely organized and any mother knows you have to multi-task and be able to do lots of things at the same time and be interrupted and then go right back to what you were doing." She notes that in this way, being a business owner is not dissimilar to being a mom.
Jennifer also believes in the importance of giving back to her community. She is an active board member and also the Chair of the HR Committee for Christie Lake Kids, a camp that provides year-round community and camp programs for children in need.
Desjardins works closely with Jennifer and David Burns & Associates to insure, administer and manage group benefits programs.
Mother's Day Wishlist
- Spend the day bike riding with her family
Jennifer's Inspirational Women:
- Her mother - a single mom who raised three kids and taught her how to have a sense of humor and not take things too seriously.
"Slow down, breathe, focus on one thing at a time. It will all get done."
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