AmWINS News

The Remaking of Disgrace Insurance

As co-founder and chief executive officer of the predictive analytics firm Spotted, Janet Comenos knows a lot about famous actors, artists, athletes and celebrity advertising. Her Boston startup matches companies with celebrities for endorsements and advertising. Lately Comenos has been …

AmWINS Announces New Hires, Promotions Across Country

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, …

AmWINS to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

Specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group has agreed to acquire The Flood Insurance Agency, a Florida-based managing general agency that specializes in private market flood insurance. Scott M. Purviance, chief executive officer of AmWINS Group, said the addition of The Flood …

AmWINS Targets Marine Insurance with Creation of 2 Specialty MGAs

Global insurance wholesale brokerage AmWINS Group has formed two specialty managing general agencies focused on the marine industry, AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters (ASLU) and Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU). Argonaut Insurance Co. is providing the insurance capacity for both ASLU and …

Petrilli Named President of AmWINS Group’s Underwriting Division

AmWINS Group Inc., the Charlotte, N.C.-based independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products, announced that Robert “Bob” Petrilli has been named president of the firm’s underwriting division, effective immediately. AmWINS’ underwriting division offers a variety of P/C programs for specific …

Lindeboom Retires as Co-Managing Director of THB Europe, Succeeded by Borges

THB, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, announced new leadership at THB European Division, based in Amsterdam. Paul Lindeboom, co-managing director of the division, will retire as planned from his post on July 31. Ricardo Borges, director at THB, …

QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses

QBE North America has formed a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer errors and omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses. The launch is part of QBE’s initiative to expand its specialized portfolio. APU’s A&E program …

More School Districts Buying Active Shooter Insurance

Insurance broker Paul Marshall can count on his phone ringing in the aftermath of a school shooting. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school, where 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured, seven South …

Change at Top at AmWINS: Purviance to Take Over DeCarlo’s CEO Role

Charlotte-based global wholesale broker AmWINS Group announced that Scott M. Purviance will succeed M. Steven DeCarlo as the company’s chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2018. DeCarlo, who has served as CEO of AmWINS since joining in December 2000, will …

Broker THB Taps Botelho from Universal Seguros to Bolster Reinsurance Team

THB, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the appointment of Rodrigo Botelho as director, European division, from Oct. 1, 2017. Based in THB’s Amsterdam office, Botelho’s duties will include targeting new markets in the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. …