W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB)
today announced the formation of Berkley Southeast Insurance Group. Berkley Southeast will be based in Atlanta, Georgia, and will provide standard commercial lines insurance services and expertise to a wide range of businesses in six Southeastern states: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Products will be distributed through the independent agency system.
Berkley Southeast will underwrite products on behalf of W. R. Berkley Corporation's regional insurance member companies, which are all rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, Inc.
Dennis L. Barger has been named president of Berkley Southeast. Mr. Barger has more than 30 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry. He previously served in senior positions with other major insurers. Mr. Barger earned a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said: "The formation of Berkley Southeast demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a local presence and developing expertise in niches that drive local communities. We are pleased to add an accomplished and proven leader like Dennis as president of the new unit. Its formation represents an outstanding opportunity to better serve and expand the territory."
For further information about the products and services available from Berkley Southeast, please contact Dennis Barger at
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in five segments of the property casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.
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