In addition to our 30th anniversary and NEW name, we’ve got some exciting news to share from our underwriting team!
Wes Hamilton joined our team in early March as a Senior Territory Underwriting Manager. Wes will be responsible for underwriting and business development for our Western US territory. Wes comes to us with several years of underwriting experience focused on the construction and manufacturing industries. Wes was born and raised in Atlanta, GA but has lived in the Phoenix area for the last several years. Wes holds a B.A. from Georgia Southern and the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation. Outside of the office Wes enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys. He also enjoys mountain biking, golf, snowboarding, music, good food and anything outdoors.
Kalyn Wells was recently promoted to Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager. In Kalyn’s new role she will be leading our underwriting responsibilities in the Southeast Region. Most recently, Kalyn successfully managed our Core Account Unit overseeing all renewals under $50,000 in premium. Kalyn joined the company in 2016 after graduating from The University of Alabama-Birmingham. Kalyn is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from Samford University, as well as her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation. During her spare time, Kalyn enjoys playing with her Goldendoodle, Winter. Kalyn also serves on the children’s ministry team at the Church of the Highlands.
Steve Marks, our Regional Underwriting Manager, recently took over underwriting responsibilities for our agency partners in North Carolina. Steve has been an integral part of the team since 2011, and we are excited to introduce Steve to our partners in North Carolina! Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and has prior underwriting management and marketing experience at both the carrier and agency level. Steve is the proud father of three wonderful girls and one rambunctious boy. Outside of the office Steve enjoys spending time with his family, watching UK sports, camping and going to the gym.
Please join us in welcoming Wes to our team and congratulating Kalyn and Steve!
Great things are happening at Berkley Industrial Comp and in the underwriting department!