Berkley Design Professional Announces New Hires & Promotions

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, July 12, 2017 --( Berkley Design Professional (Berkley DP), a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, has significantly bolstered its underwriting staff with the addition and promotion of five professionals.

"We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our brokers and insureds," said Larry Moonan, executive vice president, chief operating officer of Berkley DP. "We believe our recent additions and promotions will play a prominent role in our company’s continued rise as a reliable and established risk management and loss prevention partner.”

Colleen Kennedy joined Berkley DP as an assistant vice president, senior underwriter. A 10-year veteran in the Architects and Engineers Professional Liability (A/E PL) marketplace, Ms. Kennedy spent four years underwriting A/E PL on behalf of another Berkley company in addition to working with several other A/E insurance companies. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds CPCU, RPLU and AU designations. Ms. Kennedy will be located in Philadelphia, Pa.

Wayne Brockington joined Berkley as a senior underwriter. Prior to Berkley DP, he was a claims specialist at a top insurance carrier and underwriter for 11 years with two leading A/E insurance companies. Mr. Brockington is a graduate of Widener University and holds RPLU and AU designations. He will be located in Washington, DC.

Janet Hafner has been promoted to assistant vice president, senior underwriter. Ms. Hafner established herself as a top producer after joining Berkley DP as senior underwriter in 2014. She is located at the company’s Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. office.

Deborah Ferris has been promoted to assistant vice president, senior underwriter. She joined Berkley DP as senior underwriter in 2015. Ferris was recognized for establishing Berkley DP’s presence on the East Coast, while achieving outstanding results with renewal accounts. Ms. Ferris is based in Atlanta, Ga.

Chris Regan became an underwriter at the company in late 2016. Previously, he served as an accountant in the Albany, N.Y. office. Mr. Regan is located in Atlanta, Ga.

About Berkley Design Professional
Berkley Design Professional specializes in professional liability products and services for the design professional industry. Berkley Design Professional is a division of Berkley Alliance Managers which is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior), Financials Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong), by S&P. For more information please visit
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