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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names John J. Forte President of Berkley Public Entity

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of John J. Forte as president of Berkley Public Entity, a Berkley Company.

Mr. Forte joined Berkley Public Entity as senior vice president, chief underwriting officer and chief operating officer in 2018. He has over 20 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, where he has served in various technical and leadership roles with a particular focus in the public entity insurance market.

Commenting on the appointment W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said, “John has been instrumental in the growth and development of Berkley Public Entity since he joined the organization. He has proven to be a dynamic leader, and we are confident that he will continue to collaborate with the team at Berkley Public Entity as they drive the business forward.”

Berkley Public Entity is a provider of casualty insurance and reinsurance solutions for municipalities, counties, school districts, special public districts, public utilities and risk sharing groups. Please visit for more information.

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit

Products and services are provided by W. R. Berkley Corporation’s subsidiaries and “operating units”. Operating units are not typically legal entities, but for marketing purposes may sometimes be referred to individually as “a Berkley company” or collectively as “Berkley companies”.


Karen A. Horvath

Vice President – External Financial Communications


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