Markel Corp. announced that F. Michael Crowley, the company’s vice chairman, plans to retire on December 31, 2017.
Crowley will transition his duties and responsibilities as well as his relationships with key producers and clients to designated employees through the end of 2018. He will consult for the company beginning in 2019.
Crowley, 66, oversees the sales and marketing, producer and client relationships and distribution strategy of the company. Prior to being named vice chairman in August 2016, Crowley served as president and co-chief operating officer of Markel Corp. from May 2010 to December 2015. In this role, he had oversight for Markel’s U.S. Wholesale and Specialty insurance operations, Global Insurance, Product Line Group, Human Resources, and Corporate Marketing.
Crowley joined Markel in February 2009 as president of Markel Specialty and he served in that role until April 2010.
Prior to joining Markel, Crowley served as president of Willis/HRH North America and as president and chief operating officer of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, which was acquired by Willis in 2008. He began his insurance career in 1974 with Johnson & Higgins. In 1991, Crowley joined Palmer and Cay, a large privately-owned insurance broker based in Savannah, Georgia, where he served as president and chief operating officer, prior to being named vice chairman.
“Markel is so fortunate to have benefited from Mike’s industry knowledge, managerial experience, and relationships throughout the insurance industry. He truly has contributed much to Markel’s success,”Alan I. Kirshner, executive chairman and chairman of the board remarked. “We wish him the best in his retirement.”
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