Linda Eppolito has been named as President of Berkley Oil & Gas, succeeding Carol Randall, who has taken on the role of Chairman of the operating unit, effective immediately.
Eppolito joined W.R. Berkley’s Oil & Gas division in July of 2010, most recently serving as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
She brings more than 27 years of property and casualty insurance sector experience to her new role, alongside extensive knowledge within the energy specialty arena.
Randall joined the division in 2009 to build, develop and lead the newly established operation. In her new role as Chairman of Berkley Oil & Gas, she will actively support the team across industry matters that impact business partners, brokers and insureds and throughout the energy industry.
W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented: “Carol has made a tremendous contribution to our Company. Under her direction, Berkley Oil & Gas has become a leading provider of specialized coverages and risk services to clients in the energy industry. She has also brought great value to the organization on multiple levels beyond Berkley Oil & Gas during her tenure. Carol will continue to provide her knowledge, expertise and guidance to the operation as well as the broader W. R. Berkley Corporation.
“Linda has been with the group as part of Berkley Oil & Gas since nearly its formation and has partnered closely with Carol in developing this outstanding business. Her knowledge and expertise combined with the strength of the highly skilled team will provide for an extremely smooth transition as well as ensuring a bright future for all stakeholders. We are extremely pleased that Linda has taken on this role.”