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Industry veteran takes the reins in Zurich North America’s South region

August 20, 2019

Jason Sauer named regional executive, bringing together Southeast and South Central areas.

Jason SauerJason Sauer has been named regional executive for the South Region of Zurich North America, effective immediately. He will report to Brian Winters, head of Sales & Distribution, and will be based in Atlanta.

With the appointment, Zurich brings together its Southeast and South Central areas for a combined South region under Sauer’s leadership. These 11 states make up the region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

As regional executive, Sauer will be responsible for leading the Regional Leadership Team in the South to deliver a consistent experience for customers and brokers. He will also lead the U.S. Commercial Insurance Sales & Distribution team in the South in managing broker relationships and supporting market-facing underwriting colleagues to deliver profitable growth.

Sauer previously served as the Houston area executive, serving South Texas and Louisiana, and was the branch underwriting manager for Middle Market Commercial in Orlando before then. He also held other leadership positions at Zurich, including assistant vice president of the National Technology Underwriting team and regional manager for the Southwest Middle Market Commercial team, based in Los Angeles. He joined Zurich in 1996 as part of the Underwriter Associate Program.

With nearly 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Sauer is active in national, regional and local community investment organizations. He currently serves on the IICF Board of Directors for the Georgia chapter.

Jason received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University.