WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2007--The Washington Post
Company (NYSE:WPO) announced today that Thomas S. Gayner has been
elected to the Board of Directors. His election increases the
Company's Board to ten members.
Gayner is executive vice president and chief investment officer of
Markel Corporation, a publicly traded insurance holding company
headquartered in Glen Allen, VA. Markel writes specialty insurance for
three market segments: the Excess and Surplus Lines Market, the
Specialty Admitted Market and the London Insurance Market. The
specialty insurance market provides coverage for hard-to-place risks
that do not fit the underwriting criteria of standard carriers.
Since 1990, Gayner has served as president of Markel Gayner Asset
Management; he also served as a director of Markel Corporation from
1998 to 2003. Previously he had been a certified public accountant at
PricewaterhouseCoopers and a vice president of Davenport & Company of
Gayner received a B.S. degree in commerce in 1983 from the
McIntire School at the University of Virginia.
Gayner serves on the Board of Directors of The Davis Funds in New
York City and First Market Bank in Richmond, VA.
CONTACT: The Washington Post Company
Rima Calderon, 202-334-6617
SOURCE: The Washington Post Company