Our Honoree

Steve DeCarlo l Chief Executive Officer
2014 Spirit of Life honoree Steve DeCarlo, a 32-year veteran of the insurance industry, has served as the CEO of AmWINS Group Inc. since 2000, and has lead the firm to grow and become one of the leading specialty wholesale insurance distributors in the United States. AmWINS has experienced continued growth and an expansion of products, services, and industry expertise across a diverse mix of property, casualty and group benefits products as a result of Steve’s guidance. The firm now has more than 3,200 employees in 17 countries and manages more than $9.5 billion in premium annually across four divisions: Brokerage, Underwriting, Group Benefits, and International. 
Steve was one of the founding partners at RSUI, today one of the leading specialty insurance carriers in the U.S., and in 2009 he was named Ernst & Young LLC’s Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Carolinas for the financial services category.
A cancer survivor himself, Steve is a passionate supporter of cancer research initiatives both nationally and locally within the Charlotte community.