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Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

Susan N. Grady, ARM, AMIM

President

Susan N. Grady

Susan N. Grady joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2001. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, and most recently served as chief underwriting officer for Acadia Insurance Group.

Officers

Kevin W. Nattrass

Chairman

Susan N. Grady, ARM, AMIM

President

Jeffrey E. Bouton, CPCU

Vice President – Underwriting

Allen R. Latimer, CPA

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

J. Michael Lent, CPCU

Vice President – Claims

Marianne M. Morosko, CPCU

Regional Vice President – Pennsylvania/Ohio Region

Nancy Newmister

Senior Vice President – Chief Underwriting Officer

Vickie L.Price, SPHR

Vice President – Human Resources

Laura L. Thorne, FCAS

Vice President & Chief Actuary

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Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group is a regional insurance operation offering commercial property and casualty coverage solely through independent agents in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Our Mission

By exceeding expectations, we will be the regional commercial lines insurance company of choice for our independent agents. As an underwriting company focused on maximizing opportunities, we will generate superior rates of return for the benefit of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve. Our success demands effective delivery of innovative solutions, which enable our customers to prosper.

Company Description

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group is organized into distinct and focused operating units designated by product or geography. With local offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the company is able to fully integrate risk management, claim, underwriting and audit services for its agents and policyholders.

With local decision-making, we are able to provide flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness, allowing regional relationships to facilitate the underwriting and processing of commercial accounts. As an underwriting company, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group strives for discipline and consistency in product, approach and service delivery. Integrating the most effective technologies and customer interfaces allows the company to reduce processing costs and lower expenses for its independent agency partners.

The culture of the company is predicated on four core values of trust, integrity, agility and excellence, each of which is woven into the fiber of the organization and its approach to business dealings. Recognized among the 2013 "Best Places to Work in Insurance" by Business Insurance, as well as a Greater Richmond Area Employer of Choice, the company takes pride in its ability to attract, retain and develop leading talent within the industry.

How Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group Is Different

  • We take a “generalist” approach to the market, providing competitive commercial coverage for larger, complex customers as well as small businesses.
  • We complement and support our standard writings by offering niche-oriented products to our customers, such as social services, inland marine and schools.
  • Organized into two full-service regions, with four offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, our claim, underwriting and risk management services are located close to customers and policyholders to optimize response time and service.
  • Our Territorial Managers serve a dual role of marketer/underwriter and provide immediate assistance to our agents on new and renewal business – allowing us to take full advantage of market opportunities.

Berkley Solutions One of the unique advantages we have as a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation is the ability to access other W. R. Berkley companies to collaborate on specialized Berkley Solutions for our agents and their customers. These partnerships allow us to customize coverage to attain solid results within W. R. Berkley Corporation.

Distribution

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group writes commercial insurance products exclusively through independent insurance agents. BMAG® is contracted with 180 agencies that serve more than 495 locations to meet the needs of commercial insurance accounts within the Mid-Atlantic region. A strong relationship with independent agents is the cornerstone of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group. These relationships are created, built and nurtured based upon the core values of the company.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.

Contact Information

For additional information on Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, please contact us at any of the office locations listed below.

Home Office and Capital Region Office
4820 Lake Brook Drive, Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Toll Free Tel: (800) 283-1153
Fax: (804) 285-5717
www.wrbmag.com

Pennsylvania/Ohio Region Offices
4449 Easton Way
Columbus, OH 43219
Toll Free Tel: (800) 283-1153
Fax:(614) 478-0543

75 South Houcks Road, Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Toll Free Tel: (800) 283-1153
Fax: (717) 545-8127

2100 Georgetown Drive, Suite 301
Sewickley, PA 15143
Toll Free Tel: (800) 283-1153
Fax: (724) 940-2510

Regional Territories


Capital Region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Pennsylvania Region: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky