Richmond, Virginia-based Markel Corp. has promoted Richard Grinnan to general counsel and secretary.
Grinnan succeeds Mike Jones, who has retired.
Grinnan joined the company in 2012 as assistant general counsel. Before joining Markel, Grinnan served as deputy general counsel at Alpha Natural Resources. Prior to that, he was vice president and corporate secretary at Massey Energy. Grinnan began his legal career at McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, VA, as a corporate and securities lawyer.