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Zurich North America names Ernie Salas Senior Broker Relationship Leader
Feb 24, 2022

The insurance industry veteran will focus on developing and maintaining strong relationships with distributors.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Ernie Salas has been named Senior Broker Relationship Leader for Zurich North America.

Salas is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with assigned distributors and developing and executing distribution strategies with Zurich’s senior executives, business leaders and regional leadership teams.

Salas has 27 years of insurance industry and leadership experience, including roles of increasing responsibility at Chubb. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President with Chubb Commercial Insurance, where he served the division’s General Liability practice and led the Specialty Casualty & Construction customer group for North America. He also held numerous leadership roles at Willis and AIG.

“The Senior Broker Relationship Leader is a key role for us as we seek to strengthen and expand our relationships with our key trading partners. Ernie’s knowledge of the market and his extensive underwriting background will benefit not only Zurich, but also our broker partners and, ultimately, our customers,” said Alex Wells, Head of U.S. Middle Market, Zurich North America.

“We are thrilled to have Ernie join Zurich,” said Paul Horgan, Head of U.S. National Accounts, Zurich North America. “His experience and relationships with our largest brokers will help us strengthen Zurich’s position in the marketplace across all of our business units.”

Salas earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont. He resides in the greater Philadelphia area with his wife and family.

About Zurich North America

Media contact:
David Hilgen
Zurich North America
(908) 303-4002