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News articles and media releases

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Roll out the blue carpet: It’s awards time at Zurich

Employee recognition matters. Zurich’s Excellence Awards go to high achievers who simplify, innovate and focus on our customers.

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Jessica McMahon appointed Property Leader for Midwest region

Zurich veteran will be dedicated to further developing relationships with brokers and customers, and offering solutions in the corporate property space.

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Property Insights Conference covers pressing market issues

The theme was property insurance, but the annual gathering in New York addressed a broad range of topics—from climate change to attracting new employees.

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Zurich Apprenticeship Week Summit lights path for high school students

More than 110 high school students learn of opportunities to fast-track a career without student loan debt at Zurich National Apprenticeship Week Summit.

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Envision a new mission: Zurich has jobs for veterans

Skills and character built in the military can be a great fit in commercial insurance, Zurich recruiters say. See why veterans working at Zurich agree.

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Zurich North America announces Head of Broker Management

Bill Blake, who assumes new role in Sales & Distribution, is ready to further strengthen Zurich’s relationships with global, national and regional brokers.

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Zurich names National Construction Energy Underwriter

Newly created role will support construction customers in the energy sector.

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Brad Craner named Head of Wholesale for Financial Lines at Zurich North America

Appointment of industry veteran furthers Zurich’s commitment to the Wholesale distribution channel.

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Industry veteran joins Zurich North America as Head of Technical Underwriting Training

Rosie Mucklo to build a team that will help develop and deliver a curriculum that strengthens Zurich’s underwriting technical capabilities.

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Federal Reserve Board selects Zurich’s Laura Lazarczyk for committee

Laura Lazarczyk, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Zurich North America, has been selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Board’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC).

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Todd Kaminski named Head of Sales and Distribution for Alternative Markets

25-year Zurich veteran brings extensive sales leadership experience to this new and pivotal role.

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Zurich North America announces Head of National Wholesale Distribution

Ron Beauregard joins Wholesale & Surplus group for U.S. Commercial Insurance

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Zurich North America announces new Chief Financial Officer

Peter Hirs moves from Zurich Asia Pacific to become CFO for Zurich North America.

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Sarah Haynes named Regional Vice President of Domestic Casualty for West

Haynes brings valuable experience and program structures knowledge to her new role with U.S. Commercial Insurance.

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

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

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Zurich names Head of Large Property in U.S. Commercial Insurance

Joffre Mishall has been appointed Head of Large Property in U.S. Commercial Insurance for Zurich North America

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Zurich Canada names new Chief Actuary

Industry veteran will help design strategy for Zurich Canada actuarial services.

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Zurich Canada names new Head of Claims

Joe Fidilio, an insurance industry veteran with legal and claims experience, has been appointed as head of Claims for Zurich Canada.

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Zurich Canada selects industry veteran to lead Management Solutions Group

Dane Hambrook has been appointed vice president, Management Solutions Group, Specialty Products, for Zurich Canada.

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Zurich names Head of International Casualty in U.S. Commercial Insurance

Amit Mantrow selected as Head of newly established International Casualty in U.S. Commercial Insurance.

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Steve Boughal named head of Diversified Financial Group for Zurich North America

Steve Boughal has been named head of Diversified Financial Group, which is part of Zurich North America’s Management Solutions Group.

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Insurance industry veteran to lead Zurich Canada programs

Jeff Burke has joined Zurich Canada as head of programs.

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Reedie returns to Zurich Canada

Derek Reedie brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role as Head of Construction for Zurich Canada.

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Zurich Canada names new Head of Property

Yvonne Steiner has been named Head of Property for Zurich Canada.

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Zurich Canada names new Head of Operations

Mathias Sommer has been named Head of Operations for Zurich Canada.

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Zurich executive Valerie Butt is named North America Head of Casualty

Valerie Butt has been named Head of Casualty for Zurich North America Commercial Insurance, effective October 16.

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After working for years helping contractors secure insurance as broker, Karen Reutter returns to Zurich North America to lead Construction

Reutter’s experience placing and underwriting construction risks will help Zurich retain its market-leading position in Construction.

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Zurich North America names Brandon Fick Chief Underwriting Officer

Zurich Insurance has appointed Brandon Fick Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich North America, effective September 17, 2018.

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Zurich North America names Paul Lavelle Chief Claims Officer

Zurich North America today announced the appointment of Paul Lavelle as Chief Claims Officer for Zurich North America, effective Sept. 4, 2018.

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Zurich North America Programs unit names new leader for Diversified Programs, Specialty Auto and Aftermarket business

Zurich North America has named Eric Cittadino as Strategic Business Unit Leader for Diversified Programs, Specialty Auto and Aftermarket within the Programs unit of Alternative Markets.

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Zurich North America names Brian Benjamin to lead Management Solutions Group

Brian Benjamin, a longtime insurance executive with extensive experience in professional liability lines, has joined Zurich North America as Head of Management Solutions.

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Zurich Insurance appoints Lillian Labbat Global Head of Trade Credit & Political Risk

Zurich Commercial Insurance today announced that Lillian Labbat has been named global head of Trade Credit & Political Risk, effective immediately.

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Zurich Insurance names head of single-parent and sponsored-cell captive unit

Todd Cunningham has been named to head the Single-Parent and Sponsored-Cell Captives unit for Zurich North America.

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Zurich North America adds new technical underwriting capabilities to its cyber insurance practice

Will focus on defining new cyber risks and solutions across all lines of business.

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Zurich North America continues to simplify structure and provide easier access to its industry-leading products and services

Announces new simplified structure for Commercial Insurance and Specialty Products businesses in North America.

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Zurich North America's Head of Human Resources wins prestigious award

Brian Little named Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year in the For Profit category by HRO Today for his work in transforming manager training throughout Zurich globally.