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KAMP Leadership Award winners

This special peer-nominated award is given annually to Zurich team members who demonstrate the leadership qualities, spirit and dedication of John Keohane, Peggy Alario, Kathy Moran and Lud Picarro — our four Zurich North America colleagues who lost their lives in the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001.

KAMP — an acronym made from the first letter of our four colleagues’ last names — also serves as a reminder about Keeping A Meaningful Perspective. KAMP Leadership Award recipients are honored by members of Zurich’s senior management team during the KAMP Leadership Award experience in New York City. Meet our 2018 class of KAMP Leadership Award honorees.

Lisa Bellino Apelian

Lisa Bellino Apelian

Claims, Philadelphia

“Each day presents opportunities to do something worthy of this award.”

As Chief Trial Attorney in the Philadelphia Staff Legal Office, Lisa represents our customers in complex cases, and she does so with passion. She shares her learnings with her Staff Legal and Technical Claims colleagues to help Zurich continue to achieve positive outcomes for our customers. As one of her nominators says, “Lisa is a terrific example of everything we try to accomplish to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Lisa has mentored emerging trial attorneys and has been recognized by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for outstanding service. In addition to volunteering with her office and beyond, Lisa mentors a diverse group of students interested in robotics, sharing her insights on communication to help them advance their ideas.

John Diaz

John Diaz

North America Commercial Insurance, New York

“Much of who I am today stems from the investment my mentors made in me, so I’m paying it forward.”

As a Vice President in the East Region, John set out to create a true “One Zurich” team across Casualty in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. He succeeded by investing as much time in his team as he did in managing other facets of the business. As one of his nominators explains, “John shows the kind of care and compassion for colleagues that is a hallmark of all great leaders.”

John is active in Zurich’s African Ancestry Alliance employee resource group and participates in Zurich’s mentoring programs with Leadership & Public Service High School in New York City. For over a decade, John was a mentor at a residential treatment center for boys with behavioral and emotional challenges.

John Hoffman

John Hoffman

North America Commercial Insurance, Chicago

“I will continue working to keep Zurich a great place to work.”

As a Vice President in Risk Engineering, John never asks his team to do anything he wouldn’t do himself. He leads by example and lets his actions help his team understand a new direction, strategy or philosophy. John is quick to explain the “why” and the “how” to his team. One of his nominators says, “He gets to know people on a personal level and shows care and concern, inspires confidence, and makes Zurich a great place to work.”

In addition to participating in Zurich’s service projects with Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross, John volunteers with a prison ministry program and has served on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs in his community.

Felicia Remington

Felicia Remington

Corporate Law, Schaumburg

“I have a responsibility to raise my personal yardstick; there’s always room to improve.”

Felicia’s colleagues say her positivity inspires them to learn more, do more and become more. Always looking for innovative ways to motivate her team and maximize their individual contributions, Felicia empowers them to become subject matter experts in their respective area. As one of her nominators says, “Felicia rises by lifting others.”

An administrative manager and operations analyst, Felicia also has served in leadership roles with Zurich’s Women's Innovation Network, an employee resource group. She is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and volunteers with other charitable organizations, including United Way, Feed My Starving Children, the PADS homeless shelter program and a senior services program where she “adopted” a set of grandparents.

For more on our service orientation, visit Zurich’s Community Impact page.