Skills and experience
Kathleen Savio is Chief Executive Officer for Zurich North America, a position she has held since January 2018. She has more than 25 years of experience working across several disciplines at Zurich. From 2012 through 2017, she served as Zurich North America’s Head of Alternative Markets, which delivers products and services to customers through multiple distribution channels, including direct, program administrators, crop agents, captive consultants and brokers.
Prior to that appointment, Savio held the position of Chief Administrative Officer for North America Commercial. Before assuming that role, she led Corporate and Marketing and Communications for North America Commercial, as well as Strategic Initiatives for Marketing and Distribution. She also has held roles in product underwriting and corporate marketing and within key business units. She joined Zurich in 1991.
Savio is Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Insurance Association (AIA) Board of Directors. She is also a board member for St. John’s University School of Risk Management and member of The Chicago Network, an organization of Chicago’s leading professional women.
Savio earned a master's degree in communication and a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and has participated in executive management programs at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.