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Markel Corporation's Kara Owens wins Temple University's 2019 Baglini award

RICHMOND, Va., March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Kara Owens, Managing Director, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive, has won the 2019 Norman A. Baglini Outstanding Risk Management and Insurance Young Alumnus award from Temple University's Fox School of Business. The award will be presented at the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management's 31st Annual Awards for Excellence dinner on April 11, 2019, in Philadelphia. Owens graduated magna cum laude and majored in risk management, insurance, and marketing.

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Owens joined Markel in March of 2018 and is responsible for leading Markel's enterprise-wide cyber strategy and working with underwriting teams to develop best practices for cyber products in all Markel divisions.

Robin Russo, Chief Underwriting Officer, stated, "Kara is a recognized cyber insurance thought leader. She is still relatively new to Markel but has already increased visibility for our cyber insurance product line. We are proud to have her on our team and appreciate the positive impact she has made here at Markel. Congratulations to Kara on her award!"

Owens is based at Markel's headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and reports to Russo. She holds CPCU, RPLU, ARM, and Are designations.

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Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company's principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company's businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at


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