Mike Day

Mike Day

Business Head of Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS)
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Mike Day is Head of Crop for Zurich North America’s Alternative Markets business unit and is based in Anoka, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategic planning for the Crop strategic business unit and ensuring strong relationships with key stakeholders in the agriculture industry, USDA and agencies. Prior to Zurich North America’s acquisition of U.S. crop insurer Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) in April 2016, he was the Business Head for RCIS, a position he held since November 2009. Day has over 30 years’ experience in the crop insurance industry. He began his career as a contract loss adjuster for Crop Hail Management (CHM) in central California and later became their Regional Manager for both California and Arizona. He then went on to become President of CHM until RCIS was established in 1994. He was named RCIS Western Regional Manager, later became the Sioux Falls Sales and Service Office Manager, covering most of the Western U.S., and then was promoted to National Sales Manager before accepting the position of RCIS Business Head.

External appointments

Day serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) as well as a member of the NCIS Executive Committee and the Executive Committee of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB). Day also works closely with Government Relations in Washington, D.C. on regulatory and legislative issues pertaining to the federally funded Crop Insurance Program. Mike serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), and he's also a member of the NCIS Executive Committee and the Executive Committee of the Crop Insurance & Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB). Mike also works closely with Government Relations in Washington, D.C. on regulatory and legislative issues pertaining to the federally funded Crop Insurance Program. He is based in Anoka, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.

Educational background

Day attended California State University, Fresno.