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Insurance leadership

Jeremy A. Noble


Markel’s insurance leadership team is committed to serve our customers, create great outcomes for our employees, and build the value of the organization. To us, insurance isn’t just a policy – it’s a vital promise that gives people and businesses the confidence to move forward, each and every day.

At Markel, we believe you’ll find exceptional people, without the ego – people who bring out each other’s best, and support each other at every turn, because it’s who we are, and the secret to our success.

The Markel Style provides us an atmosphere that allows us to focus on doing what’s right and on serving others. We bring together broad-ranging expertise, innovative thinking and expert claims handling to deliver even better solutions.

We are there for our insureds on their worst day, and our job is to make everyone who comes in contact with us better for having done so.

Executive leadership team

Bob Cox
Robert C. Cox

President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Insurance

Susan L. Davies

Chief Human Resources Officer

Matthew A. Freeman

President and Chief Executive Officer, State National

Richard R. Grinnan

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

P. Gregory Hagood

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Nephila Holdings

W. Frank Majors

Co-Chief Executive Officer and President, Nephila Holdings

Alexander D. Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Robin Russo

Executive Vice President

Bryan Sanders
Bryan W. Sanders

President, Markel Specialty


Simon Wilson

President, Markel International

Senior management team

Donald W. Bahr

President, Global Reinsurance

Henrik Bjornstad

Managing Director, National Markets

Justin Broussard


Nick Conca

Chief Claims Officer

Brian Costanzo

Chief Accounting Officer

Sarah Gavlick
Sarah Gavlick

Chief Retail Officer, Markel Specialty

Glenn Harris

Managing Executive, Global Distribution Strategies and Business Development

Ron Herrig

Chief Actuarial Officer

Wendy Houser
Wendy Houser

Chief Wholesale Officer, Markel Specialty

Anna King

General Counsel, Insurance Operations

Nick Line

Chief Underwriting Officer, Markel International

Andrew McMellin

Managing Director, Wholesale, Markel International

Ryan Oosterheert

Managing Executive, Global Strategy

Carla Owens

Chief Digital Officer

Jane Peterson
Jane Peterson

Chief Underwriting Officer, Markel Specialty

Jim Spangler

Chief Communications Officer

Laura Taylor

President, Nephila Holdings

Morris Taylor

Chief Information Officer

Patti Titus

Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer