ATLANTA, Ga., February 10, 2016 — We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker William R. Berkley, Founder and Executive Chairman of W.R. Berkley Corporation to our 18th OSC Compliance Conference March 8th-10th. Clients and invited guests may register here to join us in Kennesaw, Ga for the conference.
Founded in 1967, Mr. Berkley has grown W. R. Berkley Corporation from a small investment management firm into one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Today, W.R. Berkley Corporation comprises 49 operating units worldwide and has seen assets and revenue soar well past the billion dollar mark to become a well-respected, publicly traded Fortune 500 Company.
Mr. Berkley has founded a number of public and private companies, some of which he continues to control or serve as Chairman or Director. In addition to these enterprises, he has held similar roles in several financial institutions, including two banks and a number of industrial companies. He is former Chairman of the American Insurance Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Mr. Berkley is a graduate of the New York University and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He recently became the Chair of the New York University Board of Trustees, was the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University—where he helped create the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs—and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut.
Throughout his career, Mr. Berkley has been recognized for his business, civic and philanthropic activities, including an honorary doctor of law degree from Mercy College. He is the Chairman of Achievement First, a group of top-rated charter schools operating in the New York Metropolitan area, serving more than 7000 inner-city children in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.