W. R. Berkley Corp. said it has named Timothy F. Galvin as president of its subsidiary, Midwest Employers Casualty Co. (MECC). The appointment is effective immediately.

Galvin succeeds Melodee J. Saunders, who has served as the company’s president since 2001. Saunders will remain a key member of the W. R. Berkley Corp. team, the announcement said.

Galvin has 30 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president of specialty operations consisting primarily of national accounts and captives and as senior vice president of middle market commercial accounts for a leading national insurer.

Based in Chesterfield, Missouri, Midwest Employers Casualty provides excess workers’ compensation insurance on a nationwide basis.