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Zurich North America names Andy Peterson Regional Executive for East Region
Dec 15, 2021

The insurance industry veteran will be responsible for executing on Zurich’s business strategy and building strong relationships with brokers.

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois – Andy Peterson has been named Regional Executive for the East Region for Zurich North America.

Peterson, who has been with Zurich since 2008, will begin his new role effective January 1, 2022, and report to Carl Sutter, Head of Distribution, U.S. Middle Market.

As a Regional Executive, Peterson will be responsible for executing Zurich’s business strategy for the East Region, which spans from Maine to Virginia. Peterson will have executive responsibility for distribution management and business development across all Zurich business segments, including National Accounts and Middle Market.

“We are excited to have Andy take on this critical field leadership position,” Sutter said. “His knowledge of our organization and the marketplace, along with his extensive background in underwriting and distribution, position him very well to lead our distribution and regional management strategies in the East Region.”

At Zurich, Peterson served most recently as Senior Broker Relationship Leader. His previous roles include Regional Vice President for the Northeast Region, Head of Operations for Specialty Products, Head of Private Equity and Senior Vice President for Financial Lines.

He began his career at AIG as a Financial Institutions underwriter and was appointed to roles of increasing responsibility, including leading the Mid-Atlantic region for Financial Institutions and launching the Financial Lines division for AIG Small Business.

Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Providence College and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

He enjoys outdoor activities with friends and spending time with his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Emma and Phoebe; and their dog, Tessa.

About Zurich North America


Media contact:

David Hilgen
Zurich North America
(908) 303-4002