Jeffrey P. Klenk
President of Bond & Specialty Insurance
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Jeffrey Klenk is the President of Bond & Specialty Insurance which encompasses Travelers worldwide surety and management liability offerings. Prior to that he was Executive Vice
President responsible for Travelers’ Management Liability businesses. His responsibilities included the worldwide underwriting, strategy and product management of Travelers’ portfolio of management liability and crime products.
Prior to joining Travelers in 1999, Mr. Klenk spent five years with Executive Risk, a Simsbury, CT based professional liability insurer. While there, he held positions of increasing responsibility including Senior Underwriter in the Lawyers Professional Liability Unit, Regional Underwriting Manager in the Commercial Directors & Officers Liability Unit, and Director of Product Management.
Before entering the insurance industry, Mr. Klenk practiced law with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Comey & Boyd. He is a recognized industry authority on professional liability products, frequently speaking at seminars and conferences inside and outside the insurance industry. He has been quoted extensively in periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Commerce, Business Insurance, Risk & Insurance, The Insurance Journal, Time and The Hartford Business Journal. He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, NBC News, “Up to the Minute” on CBS, the “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Network, CBS Radio, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Mr. Klenk has been an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) since joining the insurance industry in 1994. He helped form the Hartford Chapter of PLUS, helped start the PLUS EPL Symposium, served as a PLUS trustee from 2001-2007, and was President of the Society in 2006. Mr. Klenk has also actively served the PLUS Foundation, the philanthropic and community outreach arm of PLUS, including two terms as the Foundation’s President. He was awarded the PLUS Founder’s Award in 2011.
Mr. Klenk graduated from the Florida State University in 1990, magna cum laude, with a degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1993.