|[December 03, 2012]
W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Gregory A. Douglas President of B F Re Underwriters, LLC
GREENWICH, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) announced today that
Gregory A. Douglas has been named president of B F Re Underwriters, LLC
(B F Re). The appointment is effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Douglas
succeeds Daniel L. Avery, who served as president of B F Re Underwriters
since it was established in 2002. Mr. Avery will continue to oversee
other activities within the W. R. Berkley Corporation group of companies.
Mr. Douglas joined B F Re as executive vice president and chief
operating officer in 2010. He has 30 years of experience in the property
casualty insurance industry, holding various senior positions with
leading property and casualty insurers and global reinsurers. Mr.
Douglas graduated with a B.A. from Iowa Sate University.
Commenting on the appointment, William R. Berkley, chairman and chief
executive officer said, "Greg is a proven reinsurance professional with
a broad base of experience that will enable B F Re to continue
developing strong reinsurance relationships with its clients by focusing
on delivering value-added services. I would like to extend my sincerest
gratitude to Dan for his invaluable service to the company over the last
10 years and we look forward to his ongoing contributions."
B F Re, based in Stamford, CT, offers a full range of reinsurance
products including treaty, automatic, semi-automatic and individual risk
assumed reinsurance through a nationwide network of regional offices.
For further information about the products and services available from B
F Re, please visit www.bfreunds.com.
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 five segments of the property casualty insurance
business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance,
alternative markets, reinsurance and international.
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