Gerald Chiddick has been named regional CEO for Zurich North America’s Midwest Region, with effect from Thursday . Carl Sutter, head of distribution and regional management at Zurich North America, will be Chiddick’s boss
Chiddick’s new job will entail carrying out Zurich’s Midwest business strategy, which will include delivering plans for strategic growth, profitability, strong connections with the company’s clinets and distributors.
After a term as vice president of marketing at Amerisure, Chiddick’s returned to Zurich last year as US middle market head of real estate , retail, and hotel. He formerly worked at Amerisure in product and business development. Chiddick served in numerous leadership position at Zurich from 1996 to 2008, including senior marketing officer for small company, vice president of commercial markets sales and distribution , Northeast regional executive, and vice president of e-business service for Zurich Middle Markets. He was also the team leader for Zurich Global Express . Chiddick worked at Chubb as a field underwriter before joining Zurich in 1996
Sutter remarked, “ I am excited to have Gerald take up this vital field leadership role.” “As a seasoned insurance executive , he adds extensive underwriting and relationship skills to our Midwest distribution and regional management initiatives. Which positions him well to head our distribution and regional management plans.” He also shows our North American leadership team’s strong bench strength.”