BerkleyNet Expands Workers Compensation Program in Midwest
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Appoints Anthony Pokorny Director of Business Development WOODBRIDGE, Va.--(Business Wire)-- Berkley Net Underwriters, LLC (BerkleyNet) today announced plans to increase its state footprint and distribution opportunities for its workers compensation program in the Midwest. Anthony Pokorny has been named director of business development to assist with the expansion. "The addition of Mr. Pokorny to the BerkleyNet team has increased our ability to serve agents within the Midwest territory, providing us with a good opportunity for growth in that region," BerkleyNet president & chief executive officer John Goldwater said. "The area plays an important role in our strategy of delivering quality, small business workers compensation programs on a nationwide basis," he added. Commenting on the announcement, Brian Risen, BerkleyNet senior vice president of business development, said, "Anthony brings over 25 years of sales experience working both with clients and agencies. His relationships and knowledge of the national workers compensation marketplace will further enhance BerkleyNet`s expansion efforts." Mr. Pokorny will work with existing customers as well as develop new partners throughout the Midwest. Mr. Pokorny has both regional and national workers compensation carrier experience in a variety of sales and leadership roles. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and has earned the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designation. Mr. Pokorny will be based in Indianapolis. About Berkley Net Underwriters, LLC Berkley Net Underwriters, LLC is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation specializing in workers compensation insurance delivered through the internet. Working with select insurance agents and brokers, BerkleyNet leverages technology, underwriting and claims expertise to deliver real-time workers compensation solutions for small business. For more information on Berkley Net Underwriters, please visit www.berkleynet.com. About W. R. Berkley Corporation 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. For more information on W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.wrberkley.com. For BerkleyNet Brian Douglas, 609-584-4674 Copyright Business Wire 2009