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One of the featured speakers at the NAPSLO Mid-Year Leadership Forum last week was familiar to many members attending the Friday morning session, but according to Tony Markel, the company he led for decades looks entirely different in 2010.

Mr. Markel, vice chairman of Markel Corporation, who has been involved in the industry for more than 40 years, was also president of National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. in 1982 and recipient of the Charles A. McAlear/NAPSLO Industry Award in 2005–an award that honors members who have made significant contributions to the surplus lines industry.

He spoke separately to NU’s E&S/Specialty Lines Extra about the long-term strategy that transformed his company in 2009.

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