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Greg Thompson is the new president of Markel Specialty, a division of Virginia-based insurer Markel Corp. In 1979 he formed Thompson Insurance Enterprises (ThomCo) with his father, Roy, and led the company for 32 years—growing it from a small wholesale operation to a large program administrator. Markel acquired ThomCo on Jan. 1, 2012.

Here, he speaks with NU about ThomCo’s assimilation into the Markel fold, current pricing conditions for Specialty risks and which niches offer the most current opportunity.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].

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