AmWINS Announces New Hires, Promotions Across Country

March 21, 2019

Wholesale specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group Inc. has announced new hires and promotions to its Specialty Logistics and AmWINS Access Personal Lines and Commercial teams, as well as several new branch leaders.

Herman Cruz has joined AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters, a managing general agency specializing in the logistics and cargo industry, as a senior vice president. In addition to his role as an underwriter, Cruz will serve as head of retailer relationships, in which role he will develop relationships with retailers of all sizes across the United States. He is located in Chicago.

Cruz brings 30 years of industry experience in Ocean Marine, Inland Marine and overall transportation-associated risks. Prior to joining ASLU, he served as the Midwest region head of Marine for Allianz and senior vice president/Marine Hub leader for Marsh & McLennan Companies.

AmWINS Access, a nationwide binding platform for small property/casualty business accounts under $10,000 in premium, has added Scott Sauter, Debbie Anderson and Jeremy Bright to its personal lines team and Mike Ramirez to its commercial P/C binding team.

Sauter joins AmWINS Access from Canopius, where he most recently managed a portfolio of personal lines programs. Sauter has 14 years of excess and surplus personal lines experience with Burns & Wilcox, All Risks, AIG, and QBE. He is based out of the AmWINS Access office in Downers Grove, IL.

Anderson has 28 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began her career with Great American Insurance in 1991 before moving to Colonial General as a personal lines underwriter and marketing representative. Anderson is located in Salt Lake City.

Bright joins AmWINS Access from Johnson & Johnson Insurance, where he specialized in high net worth clients. Bright, who has more than eight years of E&S and admitted personal lines experience, is based in Athens, Georgia.

Ramirez joins AmWINS Access from RMS Hospitality Group. Ramirez began his insurance career at CRC and previously worked on a brokerage team at AmWINS and held underwriting positions at Colony, Endurance and IIC. He is located in Camp Hill, Penn.

Branch Leadership Roles

Josh Ammons has succeeded Doug Sanders as branch leader of AmWINS Brokerage of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C. Sanders led the Charlotte office for 14 years and will continue to be an important figure in both the office and AmWINS as a whole.

Andrea Dickinson has succeeded Bill Markin as co-branch leader of AmWINS Brokerage of Tennessee. As a casualty broker focused on Transportation, Andrea has been with AmWINS for more than14 years. She will now lead the Franklin, Tenn. branch alongside Sandy Foster.

Source: AmWINS Group

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