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Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group Expands Inland Marine Division


Hires Team of Local, Expert and Highly Specialized Underwriters

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 15, 2014) – Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG) announces the expansion of its inland marine division, enhancing the commercial lines property and casualty insurance group’s services to meet the needs of its independent agents and customers.

“We recognized a need to provide our agents with highly specialized underwriters who can help them write good marine business,” said Nancy Newmister, senior vice president and chief underwriting officer at Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group. “Our dedicated inland marine team will do just that, working closely with our risk management, claim underwriting and marketing teams to deliver the very best solutions for our agents so they can build a solid book of business.”

Michael G. McVey, CPCU, leads the team as BMAG’s new inland marine manager. Mr. McVey has 25 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry, primarily focusing on the inland marine sector over the last seven years. He most recently served as inland marine product manager at another leading property casualty insurer.

“Mike’s inland marine experience and expertise, coupled with his contagious energy for leading and growing a dedicated inland marine team, are exactly what make him the perfect fit for our organization,” Newmister said.

BMAG specializes in a wide range of inland marine options, including:

  • Construction (builder’s risk, contractor’s equipment, contractor’s combination floater, rigger’s liability and installation floater)
  • Large commercial properties including schools, municipalities and historical buildings
  • Transportation (motor truck cargo and warehouse legal liability)

Additional types of inland marine coverage include fine arts, electronic data processing, equipment building floater and bailee’s customers, among others. Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group serves agents in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Within its Berkley Fire and Marine division, W. R. Berkley Corporation is additionally able to provide coverage on more complex risks and those with broader or national exposures.

About Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group
Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, a W. R. Berkley Company, is a commercial lines property and casualty insurance group providing underwriting, loss prevention, claim, marketing and sales, as well as audit services for agents and policyholders. The company takes a generalist approach to the market, providing competitive coverage for all size businesses. Policies are issued exclusively through independent agents, who serve the company’s policyholders throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit our website at

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