BerkleyNet Expands Workers Compensation Program in Midwest

Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:19pm EDT

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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

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 

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 

For BerkleyNet
Brian Douglas, 609-584-4674 

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