Markel Corp. News

Schreiner Joins Markel as Senior VP

Linda V. Screiner has joined Markel Corp. to become senior vice president for strategic management, effective January 4, 2016. She will be based out of the Richmond, Virginia, office and will report to F. Michael Crowley, president and co-chief operating …

Markel Names Gayner and Whitt as Co-CEOs; Crowley as President

Markel Corp. reported that, Thomas S. Gayner, 53, president and chief investment officer, and Richard R. Whitt, III, 51, president and co-chief operating officer, will serve as co-chief executive officers of the company starting in the new year. In addition, …

AIG Focuses on Integrating Japan Businesses, Rather Than Additional M&As

American International Group Inc. plans to sit out the unprecedented wave of insurance industry deal-making and instead focus on integrating businesses in Japan. The timetable for merging AIU with Fuji Fire & Marine has been pushed back to 2016 or …

Markel Names Glisson as Global Insurance President

Markel Corp. said that Britt Glisson has been appointed president of the Global Insurance division. Markel Global was formed following the acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings by Markel in May 2013. The Markel Global team underwrites marine, professional liability, property, …

Markel Appoints Managing Director, Excess and Umbrella, in New Jersey

Richmond, Virginia-based Markel Corp. has appointed Tim Pasik as managing director, excess and umbrella, for its product line leadership team. He will be based in Markel’s Red Bank, New Jersey, office and report to Jeff Lamb, executive underwriting officer. Pasik’s …

Markel Promotes Grinnan to General Counsel

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 …

Tony Markel Leads City of Hope Fund Raising Effort

Tony Markel was recently honored for his work on a national campaign to raise $1 billion for cancer research. Markel, known as the name and the man behind building Markel Corp. into one of the largest property/casualty insurance companies in …

Houser Promoted to President – Markel Wholesale’s Mid South Region

Markel Corp. has promoted Wendy Houser to president, Mid South region, of Markel’s Wholesale division. The Mid South region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Houser joined Markel in 2008 and helped to establish Markel’s Mid South …

Markel Ventures Acquires Eagle Construction in Virginia

Markel Ventures Inc. and Eagle Construction of VA LLC announced that Markel has acquired Eagle Construction and its affiliated entities. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Markel Ventures is a Markel Corp. subsidiary that invests in businesses outside …

Markel Names Falvey Director of Public Entity Product Line For West

Brendan Falvey was named director of the public entity product line for the Markel Corp.’s West Region. Falvey is responsible for managing existing West Coast public entity client and broker relationships and developing new property/casualty clients with emphasis on Joint …