South Carolina Wind and Hail Underwriters Association
Management Team

J. Smith "Smitty" Harrison, Jr.
Executive Director

Smitty joined the Association in 1993 and has been in the insurance industry since 1977. He has a B.S. degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina, and has a Masters in Insurance from Georgia State University. He was an Adjunct Professor of Insurance at USC for sixteen years. His insurance designations include CPCU, AIM, ARM, and ARe. Smitty is a Past Chairman of the Property Insurance Plan Service Office (PIPSO), is on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Associations (NCIGF), and is a Special Deputy Receiver for South Carolina Insurance Company, in Liquidation, and Consolidated American Insurance Company, in Liquidation.

Rick Amick
Chief Financial Officer

Rick joined the Association in 1995 and has been in the insurance industry since 1980. He has a B.S. degree from Presbyterian College, and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. His insurance designations include CPCU, AIAF, and ARe.

W. Ashley Carder
Chief Information Officer

Ashley joined the Association in 2006 and has been in the software industry since 1980. He has been involved in the development of insurance software since 1985 and has developed web-based insurance software solutions for companies including Ford Motor Company, Charles Schwab, Sears, Kemper, Empire Insurance Group, First Trenton, and Insurance Company of the West. He has a B.A. degree from Wofford College.

Randy Mason
Claims Manager

Randy joined the association in 2010 and has been in the claims sector of the insurance industry since 1983. He is a multi-line adjuster and has been Claims Manager of various offices across the US. He has a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He is a prior member of and was on the Board of Directors of the Claims Management Association of South Carolina, as well as a prior member of Blue Goose of CA.

Anna Batchler
Underwriting Manager

Anna joined the assoication in 2005 and has been in the insurance industry since 2004. She has a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Insurance and Risk Management and minored in Technology Support and Training Management. She also has a Masters in Insurance from Boston University. Her insurance designations include CPCU, AAI, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, ARe, and AU.

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