Michael J. Blair

Vice President – Environmental Claims
Gen Re – A Berkshire Hathaway Company

MICHAEL BLAIR is the Vice President, Environmental Claims at General Reinsurance Corporation. Mike is a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Burlington VT.  He is currently employed by General Reinsurance Corporation in their San Francisco, California office.  Mike began his insurance career with Aetna Life & Casualty in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1983.  He handled GL, products and Auto liability claims.  In 1988, he transferred to the Home Office to handle environmental/latent health claims.  Mike did this until December 1990, when he joined General Re’s Environmental/Latent Health Unit in Hartford.  In 1994, Mike transferred to San Francisco to head up the Unit’s Environmental operations in San Francisco.  He is currently responsible for both reinsurance claims with numerous clients throughout the United States, as well as direct excess claims written by General Re and North Star Reinsurance Corporation and Genesis Underwriting Management Company (both subsidiaries of GenRe).