Michelle Klein (Panelist)
SVP – Chief Claims Officer
Michelle joined Berkley Professional as Assistant Vice President, Claims in November 2013. On August 1, 2014, Michelle was promoted to Vice President – Chief Claims Officer and in July 2018 was promoted to Sr. Vice President. Michelle manages Berkley Professional’s Claims Department. Berkley Professional Liability provides management liability insurance, including Public and Private D&O, Financial Institutions (D&O and E&O), Transactional – Reps and Warranties and Sponsored Company Insurance Agent E&O. Berkley Professional is an International Company and is an Enterprise Company of Berkley Company.
Previously Michelle was employed by Torus U.S. Services Inc. from 2010 to 2013 as Vice President of Specialty Claims. From 2001 to 2010 Michelle was employed by Zurich North America as Director of Corporate D&O and Financial Institutions Claims. Michelle began her insurance career at National Union.
Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Clark University and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School.
Michelle is a currently a Committee Member and current VP of the PLUS Eastern Chapter, a Committee Member of the PLUS Foundation and was a Co-Chair for the PLUS D&O Symposium in New York in 2018 and 2019.