Ask the Leaders is a one-of-a-kind series geared towards helping young professionals grow into leaders within the professional lines community. The guests on Ask the Leaders provide insight into their experiences, knowledge and lessons learned that have helped them develop into some of the top leaders in their field. Topics include career advancement tips, networking opportunities, goal setting, and outside experience needed to become a leader!

This series is hosted by Nate Hartman, Claims Superintendent – Professional Liability at Admiral Insurance Group and Robert McCarthy, MLIS, Executive Lines Broker at Risk Placement Services.

Meet the Leader

Bill Fair,
Chief Underwriting Officer,
Berkley Select

Bill Fair is the Chief Underwriting Officer for Berkley Select, a WR Berkley company writing Management and Professional Liability products.  He is an industry veteran with 30 years of commercial insurance experience.  As CUO, Bill is focused on creating a best in class team and culture, and exceeding client expectations.

Bill has a JD in Law from Notre Dame Law School, a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  Bill taught Positive Psychology for several years and incorporates it into his client relations and management work.

Bill is an advocate for employee wellbeing, believing this leads to a more productive work environment, better client relationships and a healthier bottom line. He lives in suburban Chicagoland with his wife and two daughters and is an avid skier/snowboarder who enjoys travel and live music.