Markel Corp., an underwriter for specialty insurance products, has promoted Mike Scyphers to CIO. Scyphers is an IT industry veteran with 23 years of experience; he has been with Markel since 2009.

Since joining Markel, Scyphers has served as technology lead for Markel Wholesale. He reports to Brad Kiscaden, EVP - actuarial, IT & information management, and is based in Richmond, Va. Mike worked previously for the National Cancer Institute, Signet Bank, Circuit City and JP Morgan Chase.

"Mike has done an impressive job focusing on managing costs and delivering projects on time and on budget,” says Kiscaden. “He has energized our IT team, successfully instituted a new governance structure, and is now starting to fortify our technology infrastructure in a scalable way.”

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