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Naperville, Illinois, April 6, 2016 — Berkley Program Specialists, a W. R. Berkley Company®, announced today that Rob Larimer has joined the organization as Business Development Manager, effective immediately.

In this new role, Mr. Larimer is responsible for building relationships with key program administrators nationwide to increase visibility and educate prospective clients on the appetite and capabilities of Berkley Program Specialists. Mr. Larimer will focus on casualty-driven program opportunities which produce a minimum of $7 million in annual premium and demonstrate expertise in their chosen industry.

“We are very excited about the new addition to our team. Rob’s appointment is a sign of our continued commitment to growth and success in the programs space,” said Wayne Carter, President of Berkley Program Specialists. “We are very pleased that someone with such a unique combination of sales experience and analytics will represent us. His varied and extensive background will add tremendous value to the ever-evolving programs marketplace.”

Mr. Larimer brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, which includes leading countrywide sales initiatives for large P&C brokers, managing regional profit and loss as a product manager, and most recently growing the distribution network for various insurers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Virginia.

About Berkley Program Specialists: Berkley Program Specialists, a W. R. Berkley Company®, is a leading insurance operation dedicated exclusively to program business. Berkley Program Specialists provides 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