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Riverport Insurance Company

James B. Ketterson

President

James B. Ketterson

James B. Ketterson joined W. R. Berkley Corporation as President of Riverport Insurance Company in early 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry. He has a genuine passion for serving the needs of the customers Riverport serves.

Officers

James B. Ketterson

President

Elizabeth M. Misura

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Treasurer

David S. Kyllo

Senior Vice President & Secretary

Gene R. Levine

Vice President

Rodney N. Sargent

Vice President

Matthew J. McColley

Vice President

David W. Schirmer

Vice President

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Riverport Insurance Company

Riverport Insurance Company serves primarily Human Services Organizations, Sports & Recreation Organizations, Specialty Casualty Risks, Associations, Programs, and Risk Purchasing Groups.

Our Mission

Riverport is highly focused on meeting the needs of customers in targeted niches. Our intimate knowledge of the exposures and concerns faced by customers is used to design customized end-to-end solutions that are focused on exceeding customer expectations. Experienced claims and underwriting teams are focused by customer niche, thereby assuring agents and customers that they will receive knowledgeable, prompt, consistent, and professional service. Riverport promotes the idea that its future success depends on its customersí future success, regardless of the current conditions in the insurance marketplace.

Company Description

Riverport is a broadly licensed, admitted property and casualty insurance company that is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, one of the most prominent and respected companies in the property casualty insurance industry.

Riverportís insurance expertise includes these areas:

  • HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS
    Riverport offers property and casualty coverages designed for the unique operational aspects of social service organizations. Riverportís Human Services Program dates back to 1989 and has been continuously improved through the years. Riverport insures both nonprofit and for-profit social service organizations, such as child day care, sheltered workshops, group homes, senior citizen centers, schools, counseling services, YMCAs, YWCAs, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
  • SPORTS & RECREATION, SPECIAL EVENTS & OTHER SPECIAL CASUALTY SOLUTIONS
    Riverport provides admitted insurance solutions for sports leagues, clubs, tournaments, special events, vendors, exhibitors, performers, hunting guides, and a variety of similar risks on a program or individual risk basis.
  • ASSOCIATIONS, PROGRAMS AND RISK PURCHASING GROUPS
    Riverport provides superior solutions on insurance programs for tougher premises liability based exposures. We have the ability to get up and running quickly on new programs. We deliver complete solutions, including the ability to incorporate Accident Insurance into our programs (partnering with Berkley Accident & Health). We are admitted and conducting business in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia.
  • Home Day Care
    Riverport has been a leading provider of insurance to Home Day Care Providers for many years. With a broad product and an easy to use web-based system, we make issuing and handling small policies efficient. We offer optional Abuse & Molestation Coverage, Professional Liability and a variety of other coverage options. We also can partner with Berkley Accident and Health to offer Accident Coverage to insureds.

How Riverport is Different

Riverportís customer focus, commitment, consistency, experience, specialized knowledge, capacity, and core corporate values distinguish it as a partner of choice to the customers in our targeted industries and the agents who serve them. Various service affiliates of Riverport that are also member companies of W. R. Berkley Corporation often provide additional professional, administrative and technical expertise to Riverport and its customers.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.

Contact Information

Home Office:
222 South Ninth Street, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: 612-766-3100
Fax: 612-766-3860

Western Region:
5341 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite 310
Petaluma, CA 94954
Tel: 800-361-1075
Fax: 707-766-2581

James B. Ketterson
President
Tel: 612-766-3225
E-Mail: jketterson@riverportinsurance.com

Elizabeth M. Misura
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer
Tel: (612) 766-3221
E-Mail: lmisura@riverportinsurance.com

David S. Kyllo
Senior Vice President & Secretary
Tel: 612-766-3227
E-Mail: dkyllo@riverportinsurance.com

David W. Schirmer
Vice President Specialty Casualty
Tel: 612-766-3304
E-Mail: dschirmer@riverportinsurance.com

Gene R. Levine
Vice President - Underwriting
Tel: 612-766-3322
E-Mail: lkeogan@riverportinsurance.com

Rodney N. Sargent
Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Tel: (612) 766-3306
E-Mail: rsargent@riverportinsurance.com

Matthew J. McColley
Vice President - Claims
Tel: 612-766-3306
E-Mail: mmccolley@riverportinsurance.com

Financial Highlights

Riverport Insurance Company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company