Bryan Sanders, MARKEL
President, US insurance
A 38-year veteran of the insurance industry, Bryan Sanders serves as president of Markel’s US insurance operations, which also include certain Bermuda, Dublin and London insurance operations. Sanders joined Markel in May 2013 via an acquisition and was appointed president of the Markel Assurance division when it launched in 2017. Before moving to the carrier side of the industry, Sanders spent 22 years as a broker in both the wholesale and retail distribution channels.
Sanders and the Markel team have achieved profitable growth through specialization, diversification and by providing an environment where associates can reach their personal potential. Sanders was elected vice president of the WSIA in 2019 and also serves on the national board of City of Hope’s National Insurance Industry Council. Additionally, he works extensively with Operation Healing Forces, which serves the needs of wounded, ill and injured active-duty and recent-veteran members of special operations forces and their families.