GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. R. Berkley
Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced that Michael G.
Connor has been named president of Continental Western
Group, LLC. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr.
Connor succeeds Bradley S. Kuster, who will oversee other
activities within the W. R. Berkley Corporation group of
Mr. Connor has over 25 years of experience in the property
casualty insurance industry and served most recently as
senior vice president - commercial markets - Northeast
division at another leading property and casualty insurer.
He graduated with a B.A. from Colgate University and holds
the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate
in Underwriting professional designations.
William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief
executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said:
"Mike brings a wealth of experience in the regional
property casualty insurance market and we are pleased to
welcome him to our team. Continental Western will benefit
from his expertise while continuing to bring value and
opportunity to our independent agents. We are enthusiastic
about Brad's new role within the organization and his
continued contribution to the enterprise."