A Constellation of Resources for Wholesale Brokers
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Vela Integrates Wrap-Up and Specialty Construction Teams

Vela Integrates Wrap-Up and Specialty Construction Teams

Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company, is excited to announce the combination of two expert construction teams into one powerhouse brand. Effective immediately, we are integrating our: 
  • Wrap-Up Team - based in Walnut Creek, CA
  • Specialty Construction Team - based in Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; and Walnut Creek, CA
Into one Specialty Construction Team. Steve Singer, Senior Vice President, is appointed Market Segment Executive for Specialty Construction, and will oversee the combined team. Steve reports to Kelly Fusner, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer. The Specialty Construction Team will be responsible for Vela's portfolio of: 
Terri Moran, Senior Vice President, joins our Marketing Group with national responsibility for sales, marketing, and distribution management, reporting to Vince Pugliese, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. Effective January 1, 2018, Terri assumes the additional responsibilities of Chief Marketing Officer in advance of Vince's planned retirement in 2019.

Vela's Specialty Construction Team now comprises ten (10) construction underwriters and risk specialists, one of the largest in the E&S segment: 
 Susan Crain
 Courtney Fowler
 Antonio Fragger
 Stephanie Geraghty
 Clif Kersey
 Joshua Levy
 Edna Medina
 Jasmine Miles
 Derek Schiavone
 Meg Zuckerman

This underwriting team is backed by four (4) Underwriting Assistants, and our Specialty Construction products are supported by three (3) Risk Control professionals and six (6) Claims professionals. 

Our new, integrated Specialty Construction Team is ready to assist you today with solving problems for your retail agents and our mutual insureds. As always, thank you for your support of Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company. 

Products and services described above are provided through various surplus lines insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation and offered through licensed surplus lines brokers. Not all products and services may be available in all jurisdictions, and the coverage provided by an insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies issued. Surplus lines insurance carriers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. This material does not amend, or otherwise affect, the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy issued. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions and any applicable law. Availability of coverage referenced in this document can depend on underwriting qualifications and state regulations.

Vela Insurance Services conducts business as Vela Insurance Services, LLC in California as a licensed surplus lines broker

(License Number 0C94218).