W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Timothy F. Galvin as president of Midwest Employers Casualty Company (MECC). The appointment is effective immediately. Based in Chesterfield, Missouri, Midwest Employers Casualty provides excess workers’ compensation insurance to employers on a nationwide basis and is an expert and innovator in its marketplace. Mr. Galvin succeeds Melodee J. Saunders, who served as the Company’s president since 2001. Ms. Saunders will remain a key member of the W. R. Berkley Corporation team. Mr. Galvin has more than 30 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president of specialty operations consisting primarily of national accounts and captives and as senior vice president of middle market commercial accounts for a leading national insurer. Mr. Galvin graduated with a B.S. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented, “We are thrilled to have a professional with Tim’s depth of experience take on the leadership role at MECC and welcome him to the group. Melodee has done a tremendous job of guiding the company through various economic and industry cycles while always maintaining a focus on profitability, and Tim’s proven track record will enable us to sustain that success into the future. We thank Melodee for her dedication and are extremely pleased that W. R. Berkley Corporation will continue to benefit from her talent and expertise as she takes on new responsibilities within the group.” 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 three segments of the property casualty insurance business: insurance-domestic, insurance-international, and reinsurance-global.