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Bill Blake

Bill Blake
Head of Broker Management - U.S. Commercial Insurance Sales & Distribution
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Bill is the Head of Broker Management for U.S. Commercial Insurance Sales & Distribution for Zurich North America. He is responsible for our U.S. retail and wholesale broker management, including compensation programs, commission schedules, broker premium planning, Zurich’s Select Broker strategy and Broker training. His team manages our largest national and global engagements with our Strategic brokers. He has been with Zurich since 1997.

Prior to assuming this role, Blake was the Area Executive for the Southwest region, responsible for market execution and business transactions in the Southwestern U.S.

Previously, Blake served in leadership roles for the former Commercial Markets and the West Region Construction business units. Before joining Zurich, he held leadership positions at General Star Management Company. Bill began his career at The Hartford Insurance Group.

External appointments

Blake is the former Chairman of the Board for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Educational background

Blake received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart College in New York.


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