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Zurich North America appoints Brian Winters Head of Sales and Distribution for U.S. Commercial Insurance

Schaumburg, IL, May 21, 2019

Brian Winters has been appointed head of Sales and Distribution, U.S. Commercial Insurance, for Zurich North America.

His appointment is part of Zurich’s continued effort to strengthen relationships with customers and brokers. Toward that end, Zurich is also integrating its distribution and regional management teams into its U.S. Commercial Insurance business.

Winters, who previously was head of Specialty Products, will report to Paul Horgan, head of U.S. Commercial Insurance. The specialties underwriting teams, which had reported to Winters, will be integrated into U.S. Commercial Insurance.

“Brian is a well-respected industry leader who will help us strengthen our relationships with customers and brokers,” Horgan said. “In addition, coming together as an integrated unit will strengthen collaboration and expedite decision making, helping Zurich deliver a more consistent experience for our customers.”

Winters joined Zurich North America in 2007. Before leading the specialties business, he led Zurich’s customer and distribution management team overseeing large commercial customer relationships, broker relationships and all marketing activities. He has also led Zurich’s casualty practice, including domestic, excess and international casualty operations, as well as strategic risk solutions functions. Before joining Zurich, Winters held underwriting and broker relations roles at XL Catlin, Kemper, Travelers and AIG. Winters attended the College of Insurance, today known as St. John’s School of Risk Management, in New York, and graduated with a bachelor of Business Administration, Insurance.

 

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