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AmWins names Purviance as CEO

January 17, 2018

AmWins has named Scott Purviance as the successor to CEO Steven DeCarlo.

Purviance, who takes the helm of the broker on 1 May, has been a part of the leadership team since June 2001. He held the role of CFO from 2001 for fifteen years before assuming his most recent position as COO. In November 2016, he was elected to the board of directors of the broker.

DeCarlo, who has served as CEO of AmWins since joining in December 2000, will transition into the newly created role of executive chairman and remain chairman of the board.

Meanwhile, Skip Cooper will transition from his current role as president of AmWins to vice chairman and will remain on the board of directors. DeCarlo and Cooper will continue to focus on select key growth initiatives of the company.

Current president of AmWins Brokerage, James Drinkwater will succeed Cooper as president of AmWins whilst retaining his position as president of the Brokerage division.

In addition, Benjamin Sloop, who currently serves as president of AmWins Access will succeed Purviance as COO of the broker. James “Tony” Gresham, who has served as COO of AmWINS Access since its establishment, will succeed Sloop as president of the division.

DeCarlo said: “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.”

In a statement, AmWins independent director Jeff Consolino said: “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.”