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

Apr 8, 2015

AmWINS Group, Inc. ("AmWINS") today announced that David Scruggs has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto (“ASA”), effective April 1, 2015. Prior to being promoted to this role, Scruggs served as President of ASA.

In his new role, Scruggs will be responsible for all day-to-day leadership and operations of AmWINS Specialty Auto, a leader in the non-standard personal automobile insurance market, and Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions, which provides industry-specific software to insurance companies, MGAs and large agency groups.

Scruggs succeeds Jim S. Whited, who has served as CEO since 1990. Whited founded ASA, formerly American Southwest Insurance Managers, in 1990 and built it into one of the largest independent managing general agents for non-standard personal automobile insurance in Texas. He will continue to serve as Chairman of ASA.

“David is ideally suited for this position,” said Whited. “He has been an integral part of ASA for many years, and has played a fundamental role during my transition away from day to day operations. David has been in the industry for more than 20 years and is well respected by his clients and colleagues. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this significant position in our company.”

“I would like to thank Jim for his vision, dedication and achievements in building such a successful business. His operation has proven to be the platform on which we have and will continue to expand our footprint both within Texas and other states,” said M. Steven DeCarlo, AmWINS Group CEO. “We are very excited about this transition; David is a proven leader in the industry and will continue to work with his team to build on the success they have already had.”

About AmWINS Specialty Auto, Inc.
AmWINS Specialty Auto, Inc., located in Richardson, Texas, is a managing general agency specializing in non-standard auto insurance. ASA is wholly owned subsidiary of AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), the largest wholesaler in the United States (Business Insurance, September 2014). For more information, please visit