W. R. Berkley Corp. Creates Berkley Design Professional Underwriters

April 24, 2013

W. R. Berkley Corp. has launched Berkley Design Professional Underwriters to focus on liability coverage for architects and engineers, nationwide. Products will be distributed through independent agents and underwritten on an admitted basis on behalf of W. R. Berkley Corp. member insurance companies.

Stephen L. Porcelli has been named president of Berkley Design Professional Underwriters. Porcelli has approximately 25 years of experience in the professional and specialty segments of the property casualty insurance industry. He most recently served as senior vice president of the professional liability profit center for another major insurance group, having previously held senior positions with other major insurers.

Lawrence Moonan has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of the new operating unit. Moonan has more than 20 years of experience in the professional liability market.

Catherine Santiago has been named Berkley Design Professional’s vice president and lead underwriter. Santiago has 35 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry with a long-term focus on design professionals.

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