NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkley Equine & Cattle, a division of Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company, announced today its recent hire of Mr. John Egan, who will join the Berkley Equine & Cattle (BEC) executive leadership team as Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer effective July 31, 2023.
As BEC Chief Underwriting Officer, Mr. Egan will be responsible for overseeing underwriting policies. He will be based in Lexington, KY, reporting to Sheila Gott, Senior Vice President & BEC Manager.
Berkley Equine & Cattle continues to make investments in its underwriting, claims and operations teams and technology. BEC will be implementing improved agency and insured portals in the balance of 2023, to continue offering great products and services with a best-in-class experience for our agency partners and insureds.
Reflecting on the hiring of Mr. Egan, Sheila Gott said, “We are excited about John joining the BEC team. John’s personal style, technical underwriting skills, agency relationships, and equine industry experience will be great additions to an already outstanding team!”
Mr. Egan has an extensive background in the equine marketplace with over 20+ years of property & casualty insurance experience, specializing in equine/bloodstock mortality insurance. He holds a property & casualty agent license, an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) certification, as well as having worked in the insurance industry in both London, England and in the US.
About Berkley Equine & Cattle: Berkley Equine & Cattle, a Berkley Company, a division of Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company, is a leading insurance operation dedicated to the equine and cattle industries and program business. Berkley Equine & Cattle provides equine and cattle agents and program administrators with underwriting authority backed by admitted and non-admitted A.M. Best A+ rated insurance paper, as well as program management expertise and, when required, reinsurance support. For more information, please visit Berkley Program Specialists at www.berkley-ps.com or Berkley Equine & Cattle at www.berkleyequine.com.