William R. Berkley
Berkley offers insurance insight at Drake
The College of Business & Public Administration showcased career paths in insurance at a special event Feb. 7. The keynote speaker was William R. Berkley, CEO and president of W. R. Berkley Corp., which operates Continental Western in
Berkley’s speech, titled "Nature of Risk in the World and the Role Insurance Plays," addressed industry trends, the impact of Hurricane Katrina and insurance career opportunities.
W. R. Berkley Corp. was chosen as the best-managed insurance company of the year by Forbes magazine in the Jan. 8 issue. Founded in 1967, the Fortune 500 company is currently the country’s ninth-largest property casualty insurance holding company and operates in all 50 states, with assets exceeding billion and annual revenues of billion. W. R. Berkley Corp. operates 31 units, 25 of which were internally built from scratch, encompassing five segments of the property casualty insurance business – specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.