Mr. Lopez earlier supported and led the Midwest team during Markel's recent regional model roll-out

The Markel Corporation has promoted Henry Lopez as the president for Markel Midwest. Mr. Lopez had served as executive vice president for the Midwest region since November 2008, where he supported and led the Midwest team during Markel’s recent regional model roll-out.

Mr. Lopez had joined Markel in 1995 as a financial analyst. Since then, he has held a variety of leadership positions within the underwriting, sales and marketing areas including vice president and director of business development. Prior to joining Markel, he worked at Allstate Insurance as a senior financial analyst.

Paul Springman, president and COO of Markel, said: “This promotion is in recognition of Henry’s passion and enthusiasm to position the Midwest region for success. The Midwest team is off to a good start for 2009, and we look forward to Henry’s continued drive and leadership.”

Markel Corporation underwrites specialty insurance products and programs for a variety of markets.