W R Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company has established Berkley Public Entity Managers to offer coverages to self-insured public entities including individuals and groups.

Based in Pennsylvania, the newly formed Berkley Public Entity Managers will underwrite on behalf of WR Berkley’s member insurance companies.

W R Berkley chairman of the board and chief executive officer William Berkley said the company continues to expand its presence in the specialty insurance segment of the industry.

"Berkley Public Entity Managers will be well positioned to serve the public entity market," Berkley added.

Richard Vincelette has been named president of Berkley Public Entity Managers, while Brian Whooley has been appointed as its new senior vice president for underwriting.

Founded in 1967, WR Berkley operates in five segments of the property casualty insurance business that include specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.