W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Susan N. Grady President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

Released : 04/16/2014

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced that Susan N. Grady has been named president of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG). The appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Grady succeeds Kevin W. Nattrass, who will assume the position of chairman during the transition and will continue to work with W. R. Berkley Corporation’s regional operating units thereafter.

Ms. Grady, who has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently served as chief underwriting officer for Acadia Insurance Group, having joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) professional designations.

William R. Berkley, chairman and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented, "Sue has been a tremendous asset to our Company for over a decade. Over the same period, Kevin has been instrumental in establishing Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group as a premier provider of commercial lines in their territory. Sue’s technical skills and leadership experience make her well-suited to manage BMAG in its future success."

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in three segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global.

W. R. Berkley Corporation
Karen A. Horvath
Vice President - External Financial Communications
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Source: W. R. Berkley Corporation