AmWINS Announces New Railroad Practice Led by Darron Johnston

Feb 27, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2019) – AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, has formed a new Railroad practice group based on the firm’s extensive expertise and experience in the class.

One of the few Railroad experts in the industry, AmWINS is the wholesale leader in the space with nearly 500 accounts bound annually across all lines. AmWINS participates on five of the seven Class 1 rail accounts in the country, as well as numerous regional, scenic and commuter railroads. 

“AmWINS has been writing this class for over 15 years, and we have long-standing, established relationships with carriers as a result of our unmatched expertise in the Railroad space,” said Harry Tucker, Executive Vice President and National Property Practice Leader for AmWINS. “Our Railroad team has a breadth of knowledge that allows us to write business of all sizes, ranging from rolling stock to Class 1 railroads, and everything in between.”

Led by Darron Johnston, the new practice focuses on Property coverage and is based out of AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia in Atlanta.

“No two rail risks are the same, so a deep understanding of policy language and coverage options is essential to helping retailers achieve the best solution for their clients,” said Johnston. “This class can also be susceptible to large losses, and our experts are well-respected for their experience in mitigating unique and complicated risks.”

Johnston began his career in the facultative reinsurance division of Aon Benfield, where he specialized in technical risks. He joined THBi, an AmWINS Group company, in 2013. Johnston moved to AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia in 2015, where he has worked closely with Railroad property specialist Bob Stewart to establish the new practice.

About AmWINS Group, Inc.
AmWINS Group, Inc. is the largest independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products in the United States, dedicated to serving retail insurance agents by providing property and casualty products, specialty group benefit products and administrative services. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates through more than 115 offices globally and handles premium placements in excess of $15.3 billion dollars annually. To learn more, visit