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AmWINS Group, Inc. and Partners Specialty Group, LLC Sign Definitive Agreement

04/19/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”) and Partners Specialty Group, LLC (“Partners”) have announced that the two companies have agreed in principle to combine to form the leading U.S.-based specialty insurance distribution firm.

W.H. “Skip” Cooper Elected Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for AmWINS Group, Inc.

03/08/2017

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced the election of W.H. “Skip” Cooper as vice chairman of its Board of Directors.

AmWINS Program Underwriters Appointed Exclusive Program Administrator for General Star’s Restaurant Delivery Program

03/01/2017

AmWINS Program Underwriters (“APU”) today announced a partnership with General Star Management Company to administer General Star’s new Restaurant Delivery Program.

Scott M. Purviance Elected to the Board of Directors and Darin K. Stafford Appointed Chief Financial Officer

11/08/2016

​AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a leading specialty insurance broker, today announced the following Board-level and management additions.

AmWINS Group Partners with Dragoneer Investment Group

10/11/2016

Dragoneer purchases 35% of AmWINS from New Mountain Capital, securing a long-term investor for AmWINS’ management and broad employee shareholder base.

​AmWINS Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Private Client Insurance Group, LLC

08/02/2016

AmWINS Group, Inc. announces the acquisition of Private Client Insurance Group, LLC (“PCIG”), a leading wholesale broker that specializes in personal lines insurance for high net worth  individuals.  

AmWINS Group, Inc. Elects Rupert Atkin as New Independent Director

07/18/2016

​​The AmWINS Group, Inc. Board of Directors has unanimously elected Rupert Atkin as an independent director.

AmWINS’ Corinne Jones Elected President-Elect of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA)

04/14/2016

Corinne Jones, Executive Vice President of Operations for AmWINS Access Insurance Services, has been elected President-Elect of the AAMGA.

AmWINS Awarded 2015 Top Workplaces Honor

09/28/2015

AmWINS Group, Inc. has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by Charlotte Observer.

Todd Atwood named Large Private Company CIO of the Year by Charlotte Business Journal

09/01/2015

AmWINS' Chief Information Officer Todd Atwood has been named CIO of the Year in the large private company category by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Insurance Innovators Rebrands to AmWINS Access Insurance Services

08/03/2015

Effective January 1, 2016, Insurance Innovators, Inc., III of Maryland, Inc., Insurance Innovators of New Jersey, Inc., Innovators of New York, Inc. and Insurance Innovators of New England, Inc., collectively known as “The III Group”, will be renamed AmWINS Access Insurance Services, a division of AmWINS Group, Inc.

AmWINS Recognized by IMCA with Four Marketing Communications Awards

07/27/2015

AmWINS Group, Inc. was recently awarded two Best of Show awards and two Awards of Excellence by the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association (IMCA).

AmWINS Group, Inc. Launches HPR/Engineered Risk Practice

04/13/2015

​​AmWINS announces that it has formally launched an Engineered Risk Practice within its Brokerage Division.

David Scruggs Named Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto and Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions

04/08/2015

​AmWINS announces that David Scruggs has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Launches New Division Focused on Small Business

01/05/2015

AmWINS announces that it has launched a fifth division, AmWINS Access, which is dedicated to small account binding authority business.

The Walker Group Rebrands to AmWINS Brokerage of New York

12/31/2014

Effective January 1, 2015, The Walker Group has changed its name to AmWINS Brokerage of New York.

AmWINS Group Benefits Creates Self-Funding Practice

04/29/2014

AmWINS' Group Benefits division has formed a comprehensive Self-Funding Practice dedicated solely to providing consultative products and administrative services to brokers and benefit professionals.

Todd Atwood Joins AmWINS Group as Chief Information Officer

01/28/2014

​​Todd Atwood, a 20-year veteran of the corporate banking and finance community, has joined AmWINS Group as the firm’s Chief Information Officer and will lead the Charlotte, NC-based company’s global information technology team.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Strengthens Positioning Among N.C. Private Companies

10/09/2013

AmWINS Group, Inc., a leading specialty wholesale insurance distributor, has been included among the Top 15 private companies in North Carolina, according to the N.C. Top 100, an annual ranking by Grant Thornton that ranks the state’s largest private companies.

AmWINS Group Benefits Launches Voluntary Benefits Practice

05/22/2013

AmWINS Group Benefits, a leading wholesale distributor of employee benefits and professional services, has launched a Voluntary Benefits Practice, which will offer supplemental benefits to benefit professionals and their clients including life, dental, vision, accident, short-term disability, critical illness, cancer and medical gap insurance. The Voluntary Benefits Practice will specialize in coverage solutions for employer groups with 50 to 1,000 lives, and also works with groups managing up to 200,000 lives.

AmWINS Announces Formation of Non-Standard Auto Specialty Operation

01/29/2013

AmWINS Group, Inc. announces that it has combined its various non-standard auto operating entities to create AmWINS Specialty Auto, a new operation within the AmWINS Underwriting Division.

WebTPA Executives Goes Bald for Childhood Cancer Charities

11/02/2012

To benefit two important cancer charities, executives at WebTPA (an AmWINS Group company) have agreed to have their heads shaved during the WebTPA Anniversary Party on November 8th, 2012.

AmWINS Partners with Younghanz and Parks to form new MGU

09/19/2012

​AmWINS has partnered with two veteran insurance industry executives, Terry Younghanz and Richard Parks, to form a new managing general underwriter (MGU) focused on marketing and underwriting specialty insurance products on behalf of carrier partners.

AmWINS Group, Inc. completes recapitalization

06/07/2012

AmWINS announced today that the firm completed its recapitalization with New Mountain Capital.

AmWINS Group, Inc. partners with New Mountain Capital

04/07/2012

AmWINS ​announced today that its management and employee shareholders have reached a definitive agreement to partner with New Mountain Capital in a growth-oriented recapitalization valued at approximately $1.3 billion.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Appoints Chief Operating Officer

04/02/2012

AmWINS today announced that Scott M. Purviance has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the firm.  Purviance has been Chief Financial Officer of AmWINS since 2001. 

Eight Insurance Industry Executives Shave Their Heads as Part of AmWINS Record-Setting St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser

01/17/2012

Eight insurance industry executives had their heads shaved bald on Monday night in front of a cheering crowd in Las Vegas, Nev. It was not some bizarre industry hazing ritual or ancient form of punishment. Instead it was all for a good cause as part of an effort organized by AmWINS Group Inc., setting a record for fundraising for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fight childhood cancers. 

AmWINS Group, Inc. Acquires Renewal Rights for Nonstandard Auto Book of Partners General Agency, LLC

11/01/2011

AmWINS Group, Inc. is announced today that the firm has acquired the renewal rights for the nonstandard automobile book of Partners General Agency, LLC, which will be serviced by one of its operating companies, Excel General Agency.

AmWINS Brokerage Expands Footprint in NC

07/18/2011

AmWINS Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its brokerage operations with a new office location in Morehead City, North Carolina. Karen G. Toler, formerly of Burns & Wilcox, has joined our firm to lead this new office, which will focus primarily on personal lines risks, including high value homeowners, HO6, excess flood and excess windstorm.

Crouse and Associates Acquires Fresno Office from AmWINS

08/31/2010

AmWINS Group, Inc. and Crouse and Associates Insurance Services are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for Crouse and Associates to acquire AmWINS’ Fresno office effective August 31, 2010.

Broadcasters BusinessPro, from AmWINS Program Underwriters, Endorsed by National Association of Broadcasters

08/12/2010

AmWINS Program Underwriters is pleased to announce that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has endorsed the company’s insurance program for radio and television broadcasters, Broadcasters BusinessPro.

AmWINS Expands Energy Practice – Hires Alistair Barnes, Bill Keckeisen and their Energy Property team

12/03/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most diversified wholesale insurance brokers, today announced that it has hired Alistair Barnes, Bill Keckeisen and their team, which significantly strengthens its Energy Practice within its Brokerage Division.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Names Ben Francavilla President of AmWINS Program Underwriters, Inc.

10/01/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc., today announced that Ben Francavilla has been named President of AmWINS Program Underwriters ("APU"). In this role, Francavilla will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of AmWINS Program Underwriters, a managing general agency specializing in affinity and program management.

AmWINS Group, Inc. CEO M. Steven DeCarlo Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award Winner in the Carolinas

06/19/2009

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced its CEO, M. Steven DeCarlo, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 Award in the Business & Financial Services category in the Carolinas.

AmWINS Group, Inc. Names James Drinkwater President of its Brokerage Division

04/18/2008

​AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced that James Drinkwater has been named President of its AmWINS Brokerage division effective immediately.

Donna Hargrove Joins AmWINS Group, Inc. as General Counsel

04/14/2008

AmWINS Group, Inc. today announced that Donna Hargrove has been hired as General Counsel.