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AmWINS reveals new CEO & leadership changes

17th January 2018 - Author: Luke Gallin

AmWINS Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Scott M. Purviance as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing M. Steven DeCarlo, effective May 1st, 2018.

AmWINS logoCurrently the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Purviance has been part of the AmWINS leadership team since 2001, and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2001 to 2016. In November 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors of AmWINS Group.

DeCarlo, commented on the appointment; “For the past 17 years, Scott has played an essential role in building AmWINS into the industry leader it is today. Scott knows our business better than anyone, and I’m pleased that he will continue to lead the strategic direction of the company.”

DeCarlo has served as the firm’s CEO since December 2000, and will now assume the newly created role of Executive Chairman, while remaining Chairman of the AmWINS Board of Directors.

Current President of AmWINS W.H. “Skip” Cooper will transition to Vice Chairman and will also remain on the Board of Directors.

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Jeff Consolino, an independent member of the AmWINS Board of Directors, who serves as Executive Vice President and CFO of American Financial Group, Inc., commented; “Under Steve, Skip and Scott’s remarkable leadership, AmWINS has grown from a regional wholesale broker to a leading player in the global specialty insurance marketplace. For almost two decades, Scott has been a key member of the team that has directed and managed the evolution of the business. The Board is confident that Scott will continue to drive the company forward, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for AmWINS.”

Also effective May 1st, 2018, current President of AmWINS Brokerage, James C. Drinkwater, will succeed Cooper as President of AmWINS Group, while retaining his position as President of the Brokerage unit.

Current President of AmWINS Access, Benjamin R. Sloop, will succeed Purviance as COO of AmWINS, while James A. “Tony” Gresham will succeed Sloop as President of the division.

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