W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Daniel Smyrl as president of Admiral Insurance Group.
He succeeds Curtis Fletcher, who has been named chairman of Admiral.
Smyrl joined Admiral in 2002 and most recently served as executive vice president of underwriting.
He has nearly 40 years of commercial property and casualty insurance experience in underwriting and management.
Fletcher has been with Admiral for 23 years and was named president in 2018.
He has been instrumental in advancing Admiral as a leader in the excess and surplus lines commercial insurance market.
As chairman, he will maintain an active role, providing insights and strategic guidance.
Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said: “Curt has been a model of what we look for in an outstanding leader within our organisation. He has done an exceptional job in all of the positions he has held during his tenure.
“We would thank him for his extraordinary contributions to Admiral and W. R. Berkley Corporation over his many years of service, and we are delighted that he will be continuing in this new role.
“Dan is a dynamic executive, who has brought a wealth of experience to the organization. We are exceedingly confident in Dan’s ability to lead the Admiral team as they further build upon Admiral’s long history of success.”