Advisory Committee

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. View List of Meetings

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available upon request in accordance with SC Code of Laws Section 30-40-90.
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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
    Director of Insurance, or designee
  • Vacant
    Chairman of the Building Codes Council or designee   
  • Dr. Weichiang Pang, Associate Professor, Glenn Dept. of Engineering
    Representative from Clemson University involved with wind engineering
  • Dr. Chris Emrich, Associate Professor of Research, Dept. 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
  • Ed West, Senior Community Development Manager
    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
  • Carl H. Simmons, Director of Building Services, Charleston County
    Representative from the South Carolina Association of Counties                                   Advisory Committee Chairman
  • Andy Barber, President, Generation Homes
    Representative from the Home Builders Association 
  • Todd Hiott, AVP, Sr. Territory Sales Manager, American Modern Insurance Group
    Representative from the Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina 
  • Chief Robert (Bert) Polk, State Fire Marshal 
    Representative from the State Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Robert Burton, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
    Representative from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division 
  • Maria Cox Lamm, Cetified Floodplain Manager, State NFIP Coordinator,                   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                                                 Advisory Committee Secretary
  • Frank Sheppard, President, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers                         of South Carolina
    One of two at-large members appointed by the director
  • Vacant   
    One of two at-large members appointed by the governor
  • Vacant
    One of two at-large members appointed by the governor
  • Gary Mason, Services License Manager,The Home Depot
    General contractor 
  • Matt DeAntonio, Broker, Charleston Residential, Carroll Realty, Inc.
    Representative from the South Carolina Association of Realtors
  • Timothy Reinhold,  Director of Engineering and Vice President, The Institute for Business and Home Safety
    Structural engineer
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.