W.R. Berkley names new president of Union Normal


WR Berkley Corporation has named John Henle President of the Union Standard Insurance Group with immediate effect.

Henle has more than two decades of experience in the field of multi-line insurance with a focus on management and sales. Prior to his appointment, he had been with Farmers Insurance since 1999, where he retired as Senior Vice President reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Henle also holds a degree in business administration from the University of Nevada.

“John is clearly a proven leader who brings tremendous skills to the company,” said W. Robert Berkley, Jr., chief executive officer of WR Berkley Corporation. “We are confident that John and the Union Standard team will continue to build on the company’s strong foundations.”

He succeeds B. Keith Mitchell, who is moving to a board position for Union Standard. Mitchell joined the company in 1998 before being named president in 2014. He was behind Union Standard’s success in the south-central US commercial property and casualty insurance market. As chairman, Mitchell’s responsibility extends to other specific projects and initiatives for WR Berkley Corporation.

“Keith has played a key role in positioning Union Standard on a sustained road to success. We thank him for his long service and significant contribution to our company, and we are grateful that he will continue to be part of our team, ”said Berkley.

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