Effective January 1, 2015 Gresham & Associates has officially changed its name to AmWINS. As part of AmWINS Group, we’re able to provide our clients with even more specialty insurance products and resources.

Until the rebrand process is complete, our website will remain active with minimal changes.

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Tony Gresham

Tony Gresham, President & CEO - Tony joined the family business in 1986 after completing his degree in Risk Management/Insurance from Florida State University. Soon after, he received his CPCU and ASLI (Associate in Surplus Line Insurance) designations while developing the relationships and skills needed to assume a leadership role in the company.

In addition to providing casualty brokerage expertise, Tony oversees various operations of the company including the Marketing, MIS, Underwriting and Claims areas as well as the Missouri, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando, Georgia and Indiana branches. He is an active member of numerous associations including NAPSLO and AAMGA, and serves on the advisory board of Scottsdale Insurance Company.

Tony lives in Griffin, Georgia with his wife Frances.

George Abernathy

George L. Abernathy, Vice Chairman – Mr. Abernathy was named President of Gresham & Associates, Inc. in 1993 after twenty years with The Home Insurance Company. As The Home’s Senior Vice President, he established their southeastern region to include twelve states and over $125,000,000 in premium volume of major lines and captive business.

George oversees Gresham’s Alabama, Louisiana, Indiana and Tennessee offices. His leadership has been instrumental in the growth of Gresham & Associates from three branches to nine, and in establishing the company as one of the leading independent wholesalers in the country.

Mr. Abernathy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, and maintains a Georgia Property & Casualty Agent’s license. George resides in Jonesboro, GA with his wife Kimberly and daughter Kristin.

Jim Gresham

James V. Gresham, Founder, Chairman – Jim Gresham has a vast career in the Excess and Surplus Lines insurance industry that spans 45 years. His career has included company underwriting, marketing, and Property & Casualty brokerage. For the past 29 years he has guided Gresham & Associates from a startup company to one with nine branches and over $300 million in annual premium.

Jim holds a license for Georgia Property & Casualty as well as a Georgia Surplus Lines License. Jim and his wife Gail live in Florida and have one son and three grandchildren.

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