Richard R. Whitt

Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation

Markel Corporation

Mr. Whitt oversees the Company’s Internationaland Reinsurance divisions as well as the Underwriting, Finance, Actuarial,Information Technology, Legal and administrative functions. Prior to his promotion Mr. Whitt was Markel’s President and Co-Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Whitt joined Markel in 1991 in finance and was promoted to Controller in 1994.He served in that role until 2001 when he assumed the position of Vice President,Treasurer and Controller. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Whitt was Executive VicePresident and Chief Administrative Officer of Markel’s International operations.Then from 2005 to 2010, Mr. Whitt was Markel’s Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Whitt started with KPMG in their audit practice before joining Markel and holds the CPA andCPCU designations. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a degree in Accounting andInformation Systems.

His community activities include member of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Boardof Trustees; and member of the Advisory Board for the Virginia Tech Department of Accounting andInformation Systems.

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