M. STEVE DeCARLO
M. Steven DeCarlo serves as executive chairman of AmWINS Group, Inc. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of AmWINS for 17 years, leading the business through the merger of several specialty wholesalers. He has served on the AmWINS Board of Directors since he joined AmWINS in December 2000. Steve began his career with Crum & Forster and later joined The London Agency (today part of Chubb) as its chief financial officer. DeCarlo was a founding partner of Royal Specialty Underwriting (RSUI), serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer, later becoming senior vice president of what was then RSUI’s parent company, Royal & SunAlliance USA. In 2009, Steve was the winner of Ernst & Young LLC’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Carolinas for the financial services category. He is active in the insurance community and was named the National Insurance Industry Council’s Spirit of Life honoree, raising more than $2.7 million for the City of Hope to support research for life-threatening diseases. A graduate of East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he serves as a member of the ETSU Board of Trustees, is a member of the ETSU Foundation, and is also affiliated with the Distinguished President’s Trust.