Key Risk Names Whitney Neal as Vice President, Human Resources

Whitney Neal

June 27, 2022


HIGH POINT, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Key Risk (a Berkley Company), a leading provider of workers compensation insurance products and services for employers throughout the United States, today announced the appointment of Whitney Neal as Vice President, Human Resources, effective immediately. Ms. Neal will be succeeding Pat Janke, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, who plans to retire effective August 31, 2022.


Ms. Neal joins Key Risk following an extensive career devoted to human resource development. Most recently serving as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources for High Point University, she holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University.


“We’re excited to welcome Ms. Neal to our team. Her background in higher education and financial services provides her a unique perspective and strategic skills that will be an advantage in her future endeavors with Key Risk,” says Scott Holbrook, President of Key Risk.


Ms. Neal’s credentials also include a Leadership Principles Certificate from Harvard Business School and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach designation, as well as professional affiliations with the Society for Human Resource Management, Association for Talent Development and Gallup Inc.


Ms. Janke, who joined Key Risk in 2013, has provided valuable human resource leadership and guidance for Key Risk and several other Berkley companies during her tenure. “Ms. Janke has served us with great poise and professionalism in her time with our organization,” commented Mr. Holbrook. “She has made a lasting positive impact on our culture and we wish her all the best in the years to come.”




With over 35 years of proven expertise in the workers compensation industry, Key Risk delivers innovative and responsive solutions that provide our clients the freedom to do what they do best. Offering guaranteed cost options to employers nationwide, Key Risk focuses on delivering products and services within specialized verticals to reduce workers compensation exposures and deliver industry-leading results.


All products and services are distributed through appointed insurance agents and brokers. Key Risk is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior), Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong), by S&P.


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