W.R. Berkley Forms New Underwriting Management Company, Makes Executive Appointments

October 15, 2003

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced the formation of Berkley Risk Solutions, Inc., a new underwriting management company.

Berkley Risk Solutions, Inc. will provide insurance and reinsurance based financial solutions to insurance companies and to self-insured entities in the United States, London and other markets. Berkley Risk Solutions, Inc. will write its business on behalf of various W. R. Berkley Corporation domestic and international insurance subsidiaries.

Jeffrey Vosburgh has been named president of Berkley Risk Solutions, which will be headquartered in Greenwich, Conn.

Vosburgh, 58, has over 30 years’ experience in financial reinsurance and insurance products and transactions. Vosburgh most recently served as the president of Cologne Re Managers, a position he held since 1995.

Robert Mathis, Gregory Cuzzi and Sally Gilmore have each been appointed senior vice presidents of Berkley Risk Solutions.

Mathis, 44, who serves as the company’s chief marketing officer, was most recently senior vice president of marketing and treasurer at Cologne Re Managers. He has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Claims designations from the Insurance Institute of America.

Cuzzi, 51, is the new company’s chief actuarial officer. He was most recently senior vice president and chief actuary at Cologne Re Managers. He has almost 30 years’ experience in the actuarial profession, and is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Gilmore, 48, has been named as the new company’s chief administrative officer. Additionally, she will specialize in marketing the company’s financial products and solutions to the professional liability customer segment. She most recently was assistant vice president at Employers’ Reinsurance Corporation. During an insurance career of over 23 years, she has held positions of marketing and underwriting responsibilities in the reinsurance operations of several other companies.

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