Heidi Petersen, Sr. Director of Underwriting Services & Administration,
Markel Corporation Receives Women in Insurance Leadership Award

    
    Camilion Nominated Winner for Vital Role in Refining Operational
    Underwriting Processes Key to Reducing Costs and Enhancing Efficiencies
    

DALLAS, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Camilion Solutions, a leading provider of insurance product development solutions and modern P&C policy administration systems that create enterprise product agility, today announced that Heidi Petersen, Sr. Director of Underwriting Services and Administration, Markel Corporation, one of the largest specialty insurers in the world, won a Women in Insurance Leadership Award. The award was presented today at the second annual Insurance Networking News Women in Insurance Leadership Forum in Dallas, Texas. Camilion nominated Ms. Petersen for her role in leading the centralization and consolidation of all US underwriting services at Markel; optimizing and transforming underwriting business processes that are leading the way to dramatically improving operational efficiencies, reducing underwriting costs through the implementation of new workflow processes and best practices, enhancing internal efficiencies and eliminating redundancies. She has brought together diverse groups, creating synergy and integrating them into one functional unit with standard work processes and performance measures.

"Heidi's strong work ethic, innovative and visionary approach are an inspiration to all of us. She is highly respected by her peers and her team for her ability to motivate and foster teamwork, champion her beliefs and act as a strategic agent of change," said Michael W. Powell, Managing Director of Administration, Markel Corporation. "As a visionary business leader, Heidi has repeatedly demonstrated her passion for Markel and her commitment to improving and developing best practices for doing business through new automated and efficient processes. People that work with Heidi appreciate her tenacity and commitment. Heidi is an extremely professional, competent individual - a 'true' leader."

"As one of the great women leaders in insurance, we congratulate Heidi on this well-deserved recognition. We are privileged to work with Markel, one of the industry's most visionary companies, and the visionary employees it attracts - like Heidi. Her expertise in defining how underwriting processes should be automated to support policy administration and her focus on underwriting rigor and the implementation of industry best practices truly demonstrate her innovation and leadership," said Ross Orrett, President & CEO, Camilion Solutions Inc.

Judging for the award included a rating methodology based on the candidates contribution to the institutions top and bottom lines, job complexity, corporate governance and ethics, and leadership and management skills.

About Markel Corporation

Markel Corporation (MKL-NYSE), an international property and casualty insurance holding company headquartered in Richmond, VA, markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. In each of these markets, the Company seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader, and seeks to differentiate itself from competitors by reason of its expertise, service, continuity and other value-based considerations. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. For more information: www.markelcorp.com

About Camilion Solutions(TM) Inc.

Camilion Solutions, Inc. (www.camilion.com) is a leading provider of world-class insurance product development solutions and modern P&C policy administration systems that create product agility. With some of the worlds largest insurers as customers, Camilion uses its deep knowledge of the insurance industry to enable insurers to concurrently develop or modify quality products, get these products to market faster, automate underwriting, enable straight-through processing, and deploy a modern technology platform all while mitigating risk and reducing costs. Camilion is a privately owned corporation founded in 2001 with offices in Toronto and New York.

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SOURCE CAMILION SOLUTIONS INC.

For further information: For further information: Gwen Lannaman, Camilion Solutions, Inc., T: (905) 482-3452, M: (416) 922-9557, gwen.lannaman@camilion.com

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