Richard Grinnan was Promoted to General Counsel at Markel Corporation

Date of management change: July 09, 2014 

What Happened?

Glen Allen, VA-based Markel Corporation has Promoted Richard Grinnan as General Counsel


About the Company

At Markel, we believe in hard work, a zealous pursuit of excellence, and fairness in all our dealings. Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) is a global Fortune 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. We seek to be a leader in each of our pursuits, with insurance being our primary business. As a market leader for specialty insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world, Markel embodies integrity, commitment, teamwork, and innovation in every day operations. We are encouraged to look for a better way to do things. Since our founding in 1930, we have sought to know our customers` needs and to provide quality products and service. Markel specializes in providing coverage for hard-to-place risks for a variety of niche markets including: • Agricultural and equine risks • Reinsurance for large risk enterprises such as oil rigs • Event cancellation insurance for weddings, concerts, and sporting events • Inland marine coverage for fine art collections • Environmental pollution • Yachts, ATVs, and motorcycles At Markel we provide an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential. We are results-oriented, and we continually strive for a better way to do things. The Markel approach is one of spontaneity and flexibility. Markel helps employees balance work and social activities. Markel gives you the keys to success! Keeping an open mind and learning new skills allows our associates to stay ahead of the marketplace. Above all, we enjoy what we are doing. There is excitement here that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way, sharing success with others…winning. That is the Markel Style.


About the Person

Mr. Richard R. Grinnan has been General Counsel and Secretary of Markel Corp. since July 2014. Mr. Grinnan joined Markel Corp. in 2012 as an Assistant General Counsel. Mr. Grinnan served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc. (formerly Massey Energy Co.) since May 23, 2006. Mr. Grinnan served as an Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Mr. Grinnan served as Senior Corporate Counsel of Alpha Appalachia Holdings from July 2004 to May 2006. Prior to Massey Energy, Mr. Grinnan served as Corporate and Securities Attorney at the Richmond law firm of McGuireWoods LLP from August 2000 to July 2004, practicing corporate and securities law. Mr. Grinnan holds a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a Law degree from the University of Virginia's School of Law.


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