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Zurich North America names Gerald Chiddick Regional Executive for the Midwest Region
Jun 13, 2022

The insurance industry veteran rejoined Zurich in 2021 as Head of Real Estate, Retail and Hospitality for U.S. Middle Market

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Gerald Chiddick has been named Regional Executive for the Midwest Region for Zurich North America, effective June 16. He will report to Carl Sutter, Head of Distribution & Regional Management.

As a Regional Executive, Chiddick will be responsible for executing Zurich’s business strategy for the Midwest Region, including delivering plans for strategic growth, profitability and operational excellence, and building strong relationships with Zurich’s customers and distributors.

Chiddick rejoined Zurich in 2021 as U.S. Middle Market Head of Real Estate, Retail and Hospitality, where he was responsible for developing and executing a business plan focused on industry specialization and underwriting expertise for these segments.

He previously served as the Vice President of Marketing for Amerisure, where he also held roles in product and business development. From 1996 to 2008, Chiddick held various leadership roles at Zurich, including Senior Marketing Officer for Small Business, Vice President of Sales & Distribution for Commercial Markets, Northeast Regional Executive and Vice President of e-Business Services for Zurich Middle Markets, and he led the Zurich Global Express team. Prior to this, he held field underwriting positions with Chubb.

“I am excited to have Gerald take on this critical field leadership role,” Sutter said. “As a seasoned insurance executive, he brings deep underwriting and relationship expertise, which positions him well to lead our distribution and regional management strategies in the Midwest. He also exemplifies the deep bench strength of our North America leadership team.”

Chiddick earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York and a Zurich Executive Education Certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds a Chartered Insurance Operations Professional (CIOP) designation and board member positions for the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), National Workers Compensation Reinsurance Association (NWCRA), Walsh College in Michigan and Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan.

A native New Yorker, Chiddick lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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