Conn.-based W.R. Berkley Promotes Rohde as Senior VP

December 15, 2011

W. R. Berkley promoted William Rohde as a senior vice president of the company. Previously he was president of Acadia Insurance Company, W. R. Berkley’s regional operating unit based in Westbrook, Maine.

In his new role, Rohde will assume oversight responsibilities for the company’s regional operating units and report to W. Robert Berkley, the company’s president and chief operating officer. Rohde has more than 25 years of experience in the property/casualty industry.

The company said Robert Cole, who has been serving as senior vice president of the company, will maintain his title and role. Cole will oversee other core activities.

The company also said Douglas Nelson will succeed Rohde as the new president of Acadia Insurance Company. Nelson joins Acadia with more than 25 years of experience in the property/casualty industry.

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States. It 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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