People: Markel Corp (MKL)

MKL on New York Consolidated

648.70USD
28 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Kirshner

78 1986 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

F. Michael Crowley

62 2010 President, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Richard Whitt

50 2010 President, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Gayner

52 2010 President, Chief Investment Officer

Steven Markel

65 1993 Vice Chairman of the Board

Anne Waleski

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gerard Albanese

61 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Bradley Kiscaden

51 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer

Britton Glisson

57 2009 Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas Smith

2014 Chief Marketing Officer

Stewart Kasen

74 2011 Lead Independent Director

Anthony Markel

72 2008 Vice Chairman of the Board

K. Bruce Connell

61 2013 Director

Michael O'Reilly

70 2013 Director

J. Alfred Broaddus

74 2004 Independent Director

Douglas Eby

55 2001 Independent Director

Lemuel Lewis

67 2007 Independent Director

Darrell Martin

65 2009 Independent Director

Jay Weinberg

81 2003 Independent Director

Debora Wilson

56 2009 Independent Director

Bruce Kay

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Kirshner

Mr. Alan I. Kirshner is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corp. since September 1986. Mr. Kirshner has been with the Company since 1960 and has been its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since it became a public company in 1986.

F. Michael Crowley

Mr. F. Michael Crowley is President, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Markel Corporation since May 2010. Mr. Crowley has served as President, Markel Specialty from February 2009 to May 2010. He was President of Willis HRH North America from October 2008 to January 2009. He was President of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company from September 2005 to October 2008.

Richard Whitt

Mr. Richard R. Whitt III is President, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Markel Corporation, since May 2010. He has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2005 to May 2010.

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner is President, Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation, since May 2010. He has been Chief Investment Officer since January 2001. President, Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation, a subsidiary, since December 1990. Director from 1998 to 2004.

Steven Markel

Mr. Steven A. Markel is Vice Chairman of the Board of Markel Corp. He is Director, Union First Market Bankshares Corporation; Director, S&K Famous Brands, Inc., 1996-2009. Mr. Markel has been employed by the Company since 1975 and has been a member of its senior leadership team since it went public, with a focus on finance and investments. He has served as a director of other public companies (Union First Market Bankshares Corporation and S&K Famous Brands). Mr. Markel’s knowledge of the Company’s financial operations and of the investment environment in which the Company operates contributes to the Board’s oversight and understanding of the Company’s financial position.

Anne Waleski

Ms. Anne G. Waleski is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Markel Corp. She was Treasurer from August 2003 to November 2011.

Gerard Albanese

Mr. Gerard Albanese is an Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer of Markel Corporation. He has been Executive Vice President since May 2010 and Chief Underwriting Officer since January 2009. President and Chief Operating Officer, Markel International Limited, a subsidiary, from September 2003 to August 2008.

Bradley Kiscaden

Mr. Bradley J. Kiscaden is an Executive Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer of Markel Corp., since July 2012.

Britton Glisson

Mr. Britton L. Glisson is Chief Administrative Officer of Markel Corporation, since February 2009. Mr. Glisson was President, Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary, from October 1996 to March 2009.

Thomas Smith

Mr. Thomas K. "Smitty" Smith has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Smith has 30 years of insurance industry experience and joined Markel in 2007. In his new role, he is responsible for business development, branding, managing strategic relationships, creating digital assets, and corporate advertising/marketing activities.

Stewart Kasen

Mr. Stewart M. Kasen is Lead Independent Director of Markel Corporation. He has been Director of the company since 1987. He has been Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer, S&K Famous Brands, Inc., a clothing retailer headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, April 2002-May 2007. Director, Gordmans Stores, Inc. and Retail Holdings NV. In February 2009, almost two years after Mr. Kasen’s retirement, S&K Famous Brands, Inc. filed a petition for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Director, Lenox Group, Inc., 2000-2009 (Chairman of the Board, 2007-2009); Director, K2, Inc., 1997-2006. In November 2008, Lenox Group, Inc. filed a petition for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Kasen has over 40 years of experience in retailing, having served as chief executive officer of four retail companies before his retirement in 2007. He has been a member of the Board since the Company initially went public and has participated in the oversight of the growth of the Company’s operations during that period.

Anthony Markel

Mr. Anthony F. Markel is Vice Chairman of the Board of Markel Corp., since May 2008. He has been President and Chief Operating Officer March 1992-April 2008. Director, Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs Company, 1998-2008. Mr. Markel has been employed by the Company since 1964 and has been a member of its senior leadership team since it went public, with a focus on operations. He has held leadership positions in the insurance industry (most recently as a member of the Board of Governors of the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America from 2002 to 2009) and has served as a director of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs Company, another public company involved in the insurance business, before its acquisition by Willis Group Holdings PLC.

K. Bruce Connell

Mr. K. Bruce Connell is Director of Markel Corporation. He is retired. He has served as Executive Vice President and Group Underwriting Officer of XL Capital Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of XL Financial Products and Services Ltd., Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Re Ltd. (Bermuda) and Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Europe Ltd. from 1990-2002. Mr. Connell has been a director of Alterra and its predecessors since 2007. From 1974 to 1990, he served in various underwriting positions at Royal Assurance Zurich, General Re Corporation and Trenwick Group, Ltd.

Michael O'Reilly

Mr. Michael O'Reilly is Director of Markel Corporation. He is retired. He has been Chairman of the Board of Alterra since May 2010. Mr. O’Reilly served as the Chairman of the Board of Harbor Point Limited, a predecessor of Alterra, from March 2010 until May 2010 and was its Deputy Chairman from December 2005 to March 2010. From December 2002 to December 2008, he was Vice Chairman of The Chubb Corporation and from October 2002 to November 2008, he was its Chief Financial Officer, having held various positions in the investment department of that company from 1969 until he assumed the position of Chief Investment Officer in 1986.

J. Alfred Broaddus

Mr. J. Alfred Broaddus is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation, since 2004. He has been Private Investor; President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1993-2004. Director, Albemarle Corporation, Owens & Minor, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. Mr. Broaddus has a Ph.D. in economics and was with the Federal Reserve Bank for over 34 years, including over a decade of service as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Since his retirement, he has served as a director of three other public companies.

Douglas Eby

Mr. Douglas C. Eby is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation, since 2001. He has been Private Investor; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Realty Finance Corporation, May 2010-June 2011; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TimePartners LLC, an investment advisory firm, November 2006-March 2009; President, Torray LLC, an independent money management firm, 1992-October 2007. Director, Realty Finance Corporation, 2005-2011 and Director, Level 3 Communications, Inc., 2007-2011. Mr. Eby has 20 years of experience in the securities business, with a focus on investment management and investment advisory services.

Lemuel Lewis

Mr. Lemuel E. Lewis is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation, since February 2007. He has been Retired; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Landmark Communications, Inc., a privately held media company, January 2000-July 2006. Director, Owens & Minor, Inc. and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. Mr. Lewis’ business career was primarily spent in the media business, where he had both operational and financial responsibilities. He has served as chairman of the board and a member of the audit committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and as a director of two other public companies.

Darrell Martin

Mr. Darrell D. Martin is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation, since October 1, 2009. He has been Retired; Executive Vice President May 2005-September 2009; Chief Financial Officer 1988-2005; Director, 1991-2004. Mr. Martin is a former partner at KPMG, in addition to his long service as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and as a Director. He acted in an advisory and consulting role for the Company after he stepped down as Chief Financial Officer, and now serves solely as a Board member.

Jay Weinberg

Mr. Jay M. Weinberg is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation, since 2003. He has been Retired Chairman Emeritus, Hirschler Fleischer, a professional corporation, attorneys-at-law; member of firm 1959-2009. Director, First Capital Bancorp, Inc., 1998-2010. Before his retirement in December 2009, Mr. Weinberg practiced law for over 50 years and, as president of his law firm for fifteen years, actively supervised the business and financial management of the firm. He has served on the audit committees of other public and private companies.

Debora Wilson

Ms. Debora J. Wilson is an Independent Director of Markel Corporation since October 1, 2009. She has been Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel June 2004-March 2009. Director, ARRIS Group, Inc. and InterNap Network Services Corporation. Ms. Wilson has 30 years of business experience, most recently as chief executive officer of The Weather Channel, which she helped build into a well known and multi-media company.

Bruce Kay

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