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Thomas S. Gayner — Your Keynote Instructor at Best Ideas 2013

President and Chief Investment Officer, Markel Corporation

Read The Manual of Ideas interview with Tom Gayner, dated March 2009:

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Tom Gayner serves as President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) and as the President of Markel Ventures, a Markel Corporation subsidiary. Tom joined Markel over twenty years ago and since that time has earned a reputation for his long-term approach to investing and building value. He also sits on the boards of the Washington Post Company, the Colfax Corporation and the Davis Series Mutual Funds. Markel Corporation is a publicly traded insurance holding company headquartered in Glen Allen, VA. Markel writes specialty insurance for three market segments: the Excess and Surplus Lines Market, the Specialty Admitted Market and the London Insurance Market. The specialty insurance market provides coverage for hard-to-place risks that do not fit the underwriting criteria of standard carriers. Prior to Markel, Tom had been a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a vice president of Davenport & Company of Virginia. He received a B.S. degree in commerce in 1983 from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia.

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