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Thomas S. Gayner

Immediate Past Chairman

Joined the board in: 2008

Professional title: Co-Chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation

Tom Gayner is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation. He oversees the investing activities for the company, as well as the Markel Ventures diverse industrial and service businesses.

Tom joined Markel in 1990 to form Markel Gayner Asset Management which provided equity investment counsel for Markel Corporation as well as outside clients.

Prior to joining Markel, Tom served as vice president of Davenport & Co. of Virginia and as a Certified Public Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Tom serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Davis Series Mutual Funds and on the boards of the Colfax Corporation, Graham Holdings, and Cable One. In addition to the Community Foundation, he is a trustee of Bon Secours Health System and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and The Lawrenceville School.