W.R. Berkley Forms Agribusiness Insurance Unit; Names Shaw President

February 24, 2009

W. R. Berkley Corp. announced the formation of Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists, a new division of its Continental Western Group, LLC.

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists will operate nationally and offer property and casualty insurance products to mid-sized and larger commercial agribusiness and related risks. The new division will serve customers in regional grain storage and marketing, grower-packer-shippers, and food and beverage distribution, among others.

Terry Shaw has been appointed division president and Brad Waline and Brad London have each been named senior vice president of the division. Collectively, Shaw, Waline and London bring 37 years of related underwriting experience to Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists.

Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists will use as its issuing carriers member companies of W. R. Berkley Corp.’s regional segment.

Source: Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists
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