AmWINS Names Francavilla President of Program Underwriters

October 1, 2009

Charlotte, N.C.-based specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group, Inc. has named Ben Francavilla as president of AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU).

In this role, Francavilla will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of APU, a managing general agency specializing in affinity and program management. Based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, APU administers more than 20 programs generating in excess of $110 million in premium, according to the firm.

Francavilla joined APU in 1993 and most recently served as its senior managing director as well as director of program development for AmWINS’ underwriting division.

In assuming this new role, Francavilla succeeds Larry Bitner who recently announced his retirement after serving as president of APU for 10 years.

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