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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Arthur G. Davis President of Vela Insurance Services

February 4, 2019

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 4, 2019--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the appointment of Arthur G. Davis as president of Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company. Mr. Davis succeeds David A. Jordan, who has moved to another senior leadership position at a Berkley portfolio company. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Davis joined Vela in 2018 as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. He has 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, and most recently served as president of the excess and surplus lines segment at a large specialty insurer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Commenting on the appointment, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said, “Art is a proven leader with significant expertise in the commercial excess and surplus lines business. He is a highly skilled underwriter with a customer-centric focus that complements our experienced team at Vela. We are pleased to have him take on this role.”

Vela Insurance Services specializes in commercial casualty insurance on an excess and surplus lines basis. Its primary focus is on general liability insurance for construction, manufacturing and general casualty clients as well as products liability and miscellaneous professional liability coverages distributed through wholesale insurance brokers. For further information about Vela Insurance Services and the products and services it offers, please visit www.vela-ins.com. Vela Insurance Services conducts business as Vela Insurance Services, LLC in California as a licensed surplus lines broker: License Number 0C94218.

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 worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.wrberkley.com.

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