Kristin L. Downey Named Chief Administrative Officer of AmWINS Group, Inc.

Sep 20, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2018) – AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, announced that Kristin L. Downey has been appointed as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer, effective immediately.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Downey will lead the firm’s human resources, training & development, marketing, and communications functions. Downey will also lead the company’s philanthropic efforts, including the recently formed AmWINS Foundation. Downey has served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources since 2002 and recently took over responsibility for the group’s marketing and communications team.

“Kristin has been an integral part of our leadership team and has continued to take on more responsibility as the company has grown,” said Scott M. Purviance, Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Group, Inc. “Kristin exemplifies our passion for and focus on supporting our sales organization so we can deliver for our clients and carrier partners. As a human-capital-based business, we are highly focused on delivering tools for our sales and support teams.”

“It has been a privilege to be part of the AmWINS team for the past 16 years, and I am very appreciative of the opportunities the company has afforded me in such a wide variety of areas,” said Downey.  “I look forward to working alongside some extremely talented colleagues and ensuring that we continue to invest in our people and maintain our entrepreneurial culture as the firm grows.” 

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