Zurich kicks off 100 years of insuring America

Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America Commercial and Regional Chairman of the Americas for Zurich Financial Services, addressed Zurich employees on Jan. 13, 2012 at Zurich's headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. as the insurer kicks-off of its 100-year anniversary of insuring America.

Zurich began operations in America in 1912. Its original headquarters were in Chicago before moving to Schaumburg in 1980. Approximately 2,600 employees work at the insurer's Schaumburg offices.

Photo Credits: Matthew Kaplan

Kathleen Savio

Kathleen Savio, Zurich North America Commerical Chief Administrative Officer, talks to employees and community nonprofit representatives in Schaumburg, Ill., during the unveiling of Zurich's "Community Wall." The wall represents Zurich's committment to giving back to the communities where employees work and live.

 John Parker

 John Parker, Zurich North America Commercial Chief Marketing Officer, addresses employees in Schaumburg, Ill., during the company's 100-year anniversary kickoff ceremony in January.

 Zurich employees

 Zurich employees gather inside the atrium of the insurer's North America headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., during the kickoff event of Zurich's 100-year anniversary celebration.

 Mike Foley

Mike Foley, Zurich North America Commercial CEO, stands with employees during the opening ceremonies of insurer's 100-year anniversary event in Schaumburg, Ill.