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W. Marston Becker

W. Marston Becker

Portrait of Becker President and CEO, Alterra Capital Holdings, Ltd.  Chairman, WV Media Holdings

W. Marston (Marty) Becker is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd (Nasdaq-ALTE), a global specialty insurer/reinsurer with assets approximating $10 billion, and with major underwriting platforms in Bermuda, Ireland, the U.S., the UK and Latin America and premium writings of approximately $2 billion annually. Mr. Becker has led insurance, reinsurance and insurance brokerage organizations both publicly traded and privately held, building on an insurance industry career that has spanned a range of advisory and private equity investing roles. Mr. Becker has served as Chairman and CEO of Alterra Capital and its predecessor, Max Capital, since October 2006 and he has been a director since April 2004.

In addition, Mr. Becker currently serves as Chairman of West Virginia Media Holdings ("WVMH"), a statewide media company that he co-founded in 2001. WVMH has eight television stations and a newspaper that reach 90 percent of West Virginia's population.

Mr. Becker earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Becker is married to a WVU alumnus, Katharine Bullard Becker, has two sons James and Todd. They reside in Bermuda; Jupiter, Florida and Charleston, West Virginia.

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