Advisory Committee

Meetings & Agendas
Meetings may be called by the chairman at the request of three of more members of the advisory committee. All committee members must have seven days' notice of a meeting. All meetings are open to the public.  
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available upon request in accordance with SC Code of Laws Section 30-40-90.


The Advisory Committee is composed of 20 members appointed by the Director of Insurance. Members shall serve for two years and are not able to receive per diem, mileage, or subsistence. Members shall elect a chairman and a secretary. A two-thirds vote of members in attendance at a meeting shall constitute an official decision of the committee. The following are members listed with their corresponding member requirement.
  • Ann Roberson, South Carolina Department of Insurance, designee
  • Frank Sheppard, President, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina
    One of two at-large members appointed by the director                                          Advisory Committee Chairman
    Representative from Clemson University involved with wind engineering
  • Carl H. Simmons, Director of Building Services, Charleston County
    Representative from the South Carolina Association of Counties                                  Advisory Committee Secretary
  • Dr. Weichiang Pang, Associate Professor, Glenn Dept. of Engineering
  • Dr. Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor, Director, Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
    Representative from an academic institution involved with the study of earthquakes
  • Bruce White, Grassroots Specialist- GA, SC, NC, State Farm Insurance
    Representative from an insurer writing property insurance in South Carolina
  • Allen Amsler, Manager, President and CEO, McCrory Construction Company
    Representative from the SC Department of Commerce
  • Lee Cave, Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Development,                    -Town of Mount Pleasant
    Representative from the South Carolina’s Municipal Association
  • Andy Barber, President, Generation Homes
    Representative from the Home Builders Association 
  • Shell Suber
    Representative from the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina 
  • Jessica Artz, Mitigation Specialist, State Flood Mitigation Program, SC Department of Natural Resources                                                                               Representative from the State Flood Mitigation Program                         
  • Allison Dean Love, API, MBA - Independent Consultant
    One of two at-large members appointed by the director                                           
  • William C. Fuge II, Partner, Kinghorn Agency
    One of two at-large members appointed by the governor
  • Vacant
    General contractor 
  • Matt DeAntonio, Broker, Charleston Residential, Carroll Realty, Inc.
    Representative from the South Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Vacant                                                                                                                    Representative from the State Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Vacant
    Representative from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division 
  • Vacant  
    One of two at-large members appointed by the governor
  • Vacant
    Structural engineer
  • Vacant                                                                                                                                    SC Building Codes Council

About the Committee 

The Advisory Committee shall advise and assist in administering the newly established South Carolina Hurricane Mitigation Program (SC Safe Home Program). The committee shall study issues associated with mitigating property losses due to hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires.

Map of SCSH ProjectsMap of SC Safe Home Retrofit Awards, updated 6/27/2019