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
- Roger Lowe, Chairman of the SC Building Codes Council designee
Dr. Weichiang Pang, Associate Professor, Glenn Dept. of Engineering
Representativefrom Clemson University involved with wind engineering
Dr. Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor, Director, Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
Representativefrom an academic institution involved with the study of earthquakes
Bruce White, Grassroots Specialist- GA, SC, NC, State Farm Insurance
Representativefrom an insurer writing property insurance in South Carolina
Allen Amsler, Manager, President and CEO, McCrory Construction Company
Representativefrom the SC Department of Commerce
Lee Cave, Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Development, -Town of Mount Pleasant
Representativefrom the South Carolina’s Municipal Association
Carl H. Simmons, Director of Building Services, Charleston County
Representativefrom the South Carolina Association of Counties Advisory Committee Secretary
Andy Barber, President, Generation Homes
Representativefrom the Home Builders Association
Todd Hiott, AVP, Sr. Territory Sales Manager, American Modern Insurance Group
Representativefrom the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina Representativefrom the State Fire Marshal’s Office
Allen Fountain, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Representativefrom the South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Jessica Artz, Mitigation Specialist, State Flood Mitigation Program, SC Department of Natural Resources
Representativefrom the State Flood Mitigation Program
Allison Dean Love, API, MBA - Independent ConsultantOne of two at-large members appointed by the director
Frank Sheppard, President, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South CarolinaOne of two at-large members appointed by the director Advisory Committee Chairman
VacantOne of two at-large members appointed by the governor
William C. Fuge II, Partner, Kinghorn AgencyOne of two at-large members appointed by the governor
Gary Mason, Services License Manager
,TheHome DepotGeneral contractor
Matt DeAntonio, Broker, Charleston Residential, Carroll Realty, Inc.
Representativefrom the South Carolina Association of Realtors
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 SC Safe Home Retrofit Awards