John Burkart has over thirty years of insurance & business experiences. He specializes in national speciality program design, sales, & marketing, account service and insurance operation matters. As a part of the IOA Sports & Entertainment Practice Group for the last 19 years, John has also been the Insurance Broker and Risk Manager for the American Hockey League (AHL). He handles all lines of sports, entertainment & association coverages including: Property, General Liability, Excess/Umbrella Liability, Management Liability (D&O/ EPLI), Crime, Auto, Workers' Compensation, Sports Disability, Participant Accident, etc. He has worked with the AHL office and IOA's insurance partners to develop a streamlined online insurance and risk management program. These programs have an overall excellent experience.
John holds degrees in business administration, economics, and law. He is a member of the Law of Society of Upper Canada. He started playing hockey at the age of 5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During his playing days as a defenseman, he played major Canadian college hockey at Acadia University and professionally wit RAAK in the Dutch First Division.