Leadership Team



Chris Rourke


Christopher R. Rourke 

Chris brings a wealth of industry and leadership experience to Berkley North Pacific.  Previously, he was the Regional Vice President and Branch Manager at another Berkley company, Acadia Insurance. Prior to joining WR Berkley, Chris held various underwriting leadership and senior level positions with another leading insurance carrier. Additionally, Chris spent several years of his insurance career on the agency side of the industry.


 Brent Irving  

Brent Irving, MBA, CIC
Vice President—Field Operations

As the Vice President of Field Operations, Brent is responsible for marketing, distribution, risk management, and underwriting teams.  Brent brings a broad range of skills and experience to BNP, having held a variety of commercial insurance positions in his 20 years in the industry. 


 John Mallary

John Mallary, AIC, SCLA
Vice President—Claims

Prior to joining Berkley North Pacific, John served in senior positions with other major insurers.   John has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry.


 John McPeak

John McPeak, CPA
Vice President—Finance

John McPeak has 30 years of P&C insurance experience in a variety of financial roles.  As CFO and Vice President of Finance, John has oversight of financial operations, budgeting, and premium audit.


 Jan Whiting

Jan Whiting, SPHR, CCP
Vice President—Human Resources

Jan has over 20 years of HR experience spanning the insurance, information technology, and financial services industries.  She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR and SHRM-SCP) and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). 


 Robb Thoms

Rob Thoms, FCAS 
Vice President  & Chief Actuarial Officer

Rob’s prior experience includes Commercial Lines Reserving, Large Account Pricing, and Small Account Pricing.  Rob is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.


 Jarrett Lofthus

Jarrett Lofthus
Vice President—Information Services

Jarrett has served in IT Leadership positions with Northwest, National, and International carriers since 1991.



Jeffrey Dehn



Jeffrey R. Dehn, CPCU 
Non-Executive Chairman

Prior to joining Berkley North Pacific, Jeff served in senior positions with another major insurer. Jeff has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries, over 25 of which have been focused in the Pacific Northwest market.

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