Beach Adds Willis’ Berkstresser as Senior Vice President, Will Open Wasington Office

Beach & Associates has named Warren Berkstresser senior vice president of its Beach Re U.S. reinsurance division, and he will launch and run Beach’s new office in Seattle, Wash., and sit on the North America office head’s executive team.

Berkstresser will join at the end of October and will report to Simon Hedley, CEO of Beach North America. He will focus on developing Beach’s U.S. property treaty and specialty programs business.

Berkstresser began his career in the reinsurance industry with Guy Carpenter. In 2010, he joined Willis Re, most recently acting as an executive vice president of production and broking, specializing in the property catastrophe market.

Warren Berkstresser

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