Zurich in Houston welcomes back Jennifer Sparks
Jennifer Sparks has accepted a position as Business Development Leader in the South region of Zurich North America.
Her 20-plus years of insurance experience in the Houston area have included stints in underwriting and business development and as a broker. Prior to Zurich North America, she worked for 11 years at AIG.
Jennifer’s assignments will include nurturing relationships with brokers in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, as well as across Louisiana. Her priorities are to create and execute strategic plans and deliver profitable growth, a strength honed from her experience on both the carrier and broker side of the business.
“I like analyzing our distributor relationships to align with ZNA business units and create a solid relationship,” Jennifer said. “This allows me to be the advocate between both the broker and ZNA to assist in problem solving and navigation of our enterprise.”
Her assignments represent approximately $138 million in gross written premium.
“We are proud to have Jennifer back on the ZNA Houston team,” said Jason Sauer, Vice President – Area Executive for Zurich North America in Houston. “We know that her contributions will play a key role in continued success for the area.”
People are surprised to learn that …“My 5x great-grandfather, William Hooper, signed the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina.”
What drew her to insurance: “I stumbled into the business when working part-time for an insurance company while in school, typing auto ID cards and declarations pages.”
When she’s not thinking about insurance… “I’m spending time with friends and family. I’m also dreaming of my next international vacation destination.”