Erich Berke Appointed VP, Corporate Development & Strategy


Westwood Insurance Agency is excited to announce that Erich Berke has been named Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy. In this role, Erich is responsible for advancing Westwood’s corporate strategy and helping the agency achieve its ambitious growth agenda.

“Erich is a proven strategic leader with deep experience in the insurance industry,” said Alan Umaly, President of Westwood Insurance Agency. “Throughout his career, Erich has provided organizations the strategic, financial and operational insights required to improve profitability and grow revenue.”

Erich has responsibility for all facets of corporate development at Westwood, including corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He is also responsible for evaluating business opportunities and supporting Westwood’s diversification into new growth channels. Erich will partner with leadership to further bring innovative tools and technologies to Westwood to continue expanding the agency’s offering to clients and customers. Erich will join the agency’s leadership team and report to Alan.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team at Westwood,” said Erich. “As the leading personal lines agency specializing in builder-sourced homeowners insurance, Westwood has a tremendous runway for growth. I look forward to partnering with the leadership team to unlock further value in the agency.”

Erich has nearly 25 years of experience as an accomplished and dynamic insurance financial leader. Prior to joining Westwood, Erich served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, at QBE North America. He’s also held roles with Ace Group (Chubb) and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Erich holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Duquesne University.