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Markel Corp (MKL)

MKL on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Kirshner

80 2016 Chairman of the Board

F. Michael Crowley

64 2016 President, Vice Chairman of the Board

Thomas Gayner

54 2016 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Director

Richard Whitt

52 2016 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Steven Markel

67 1993 Vice Chairman of the Board

Anne Waleski

49 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gerard Albanese

63 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Bradley Kiscaden

53 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Actuarial Officer

Britton Glisson

59 2014 Chief Administrative Officer, President - Global Insurance

Stewart Kasen

76 2011 Lead Independent Director

Anthony Markel

74 2008 Vice Chairman of the Board

J. Alfred Broaddus

76 2004 Independent Director

K. Bruce Connell

63 2013 Independent Director

Douglas Eby

56 2001 Independent Director

Lemuel Lewis

69 2007 Independent Director

Darrell Martin

67 2009 Independent Director

Michael O'Reilly

72 2013 Independent Director

Michael Schewel

62 2015 Independent Director

Jay Weinberg

83 2003 Independent Director

Debora Wilson

58 2009 Independent Director

Bruce Kay

2014 Managing Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Kirshner

Mr. Alan I. Kirshner is Chairman of the Board of Markel Corporation. He was Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corp. 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. Mr. Kirshner, Anthony Markel and Steven Markel have functioned collectively as the senior leadership team over that period as the Company has grown from approximately $60 million in total assets to approximately $25 billion. Mr. Kirshner brings to the Board extensive executive management experience and in-depth knowledge of the Company and its operations.

F. Michael Crowley

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

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner has been appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Director of the Company. He was Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Company. He was President of Markel Corp. He is also the President, Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation, a subsidiary, since December 1990. Director from 1998 to 2004.

Richard Whitt

Mr. Richard Reeves Whitt, III, has been appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He was Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was President of Markel Corporation. He has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2005 to May 2010.

Steven Markel

Mr. Steven A. Markel is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been the Director, Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, 2010-2013; and 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 also served as a director of other public companies (Union First Market Bankshares Corporation and S&K Famous Brands).

Anne Waleski

Ms. Anne G. Waleski is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Markel Corp. She has been the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2010. Treasurer from August 2003 to November 2011

Gerard Albanese

Mr. Gerard Albanese, Jr., is the Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer of Markel Corp. He has been the President and Chief Operating Officer, Markel International Limited, a subsidiary, from September 2003 to August 2008.

Bradley Kiscaden

Mr. Bradley J. Kiscaden is the Executive Vice President and Chief Actuarial Officer of Markel Corp.

Britton Glisson

Mr. Britton L. Glisson is the Chief Administrative Officer and President - Global Insurance of Markel Corporation. He has been the President, Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary, from October 1996 to March 2009.

Stewart Kasen

Mr. Stewart M. Kasen is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is 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., 2000-2010 (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 the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been the 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 numerous 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.

J. Alfred Broaddus

Mr. J. Alfred Broaddus. Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Private Investor; President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1993-2004. Director, Owens & Minor, Inc., 2004-2013; Director, T. Rowe Price Group Inc., 2004-2013; and Director, Albemarle Corporation 2004-2012. 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.

K. Bruce Connell

Mr. K. Bruce Connell is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired; 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., 1990-2002. Director, Alterra Capital Holdings Limited and predecessors 2007-2013. From 1974 to 1990, Mr. Connell served in various underwriting positions at Royal Assurance Zurich, General Re Corporation and Trenwick Group, Ltd. Mr. Connell is a veteran insurance and reinsurance executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry. During this time, he held positions ranging from underwriter to chief executive officer.

Douglas Eby

Mr. Douglas C. Eby is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the 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 over 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 the Company. He is 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 and he brings insights from both areas of experience to Board deliberations. He has also 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 the Company. He is 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.

Michael O'Reilly

Mr. Michael O'Reilly is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired; Chairman of the Board of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited May 2010-May 2013. 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.

Michael Schewel

Mr. Michael Jay Schewel is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP a professional corporation, attorneys-at-law; member of firm 1979-2002, 2006-2011, January 2014 to present; Chief Executive Officer, Recast Energy, a biomass company, June 2011-December 2013. In 2002, he was appointed by then-Virginia Governor Mark Warner as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and he served from January 2002 to January 2006. In that role, Mr. Schewel was responsible for 16 state agencies with approximately 3,000 employees and a budget of over $800 million.

Jay Weinberg

Mr. Jay M. Weinberg is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the 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 the Company. She is Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel June 2004-March 2009. Director, ARRIS Group Inc. and InterNAP 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 major multi-platform media company.

Bruce Kay