Westcott Named President of Berkley Re America

W. R. Berkley Corp. announced the appointment of Daniel R. Westcott as president of Berkley Re America (BRAM).

Westcott has 20 years of experience in the property/casualty reinsurance market. He joins Berkley from The Navigators Group, where he has been chief operating officer for Reinsurance since 2016. Prior to Navigators, he was with Willis Re, Guy Carpenter and American International Group.

Westcott is succeeding Joseph Sullivan, who was named executive vice president of W. R. Berkley Corp. in January. Sullivan had been president of BRAM since 2015 when Berkley merged its U.S. broker market reinsurance units, Berkley Re America and Facultative ReSources, into a single operating unit under the BRAM name. Sullivan first joined Berkley as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Facultative ReSources in 2010, having previously held senior management positions with a number of reinsurance companies, and was named president in 2012.

Connecticut-based Berkley Re America is a specialty P/C reinsurance underwriter with an emphasis on serving specialty insurance companies or specialty units within insurance companies.