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Karen Reutter

Karen Reutter
Head of Construction, U.S. Commercial Insurance
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Karen Reutter is the U.S. Commercial Insurance Head of Construction for Zurich North America. In this role, she is responsible for delivering underwriting results, sales execution and talent management strategies for the Construction strategic business unit.

Prior to joining Zurich, Reutter was the Head of Construction Broking for North America at Willis Towers Watson. She also has held executive roles with brokerage firms, including Marsh, Aon, and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. She also served as National Director for Customer and Product Management and Vice President for Zurich American Insurance Company’s construction business unit from 1999 to 2001.

External appointments

A 30-year industry veteran, Reutter is an active member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Educational background

Reutter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. She also holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

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