Zurich North America names new regional government

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Zurich North America announced the appointment of Andy Peterson as Regional Executive for the East Region, effective January 1st. Peterson (pictured above) will report to Carl Sutter, Sales Director, US Small Business.

In his new role, Peterson will be responsible for executing Zurich’s business strategy in the Eastern Region, which stretches from Maine to Virginia. Peterson will have senior responsibility for sales management and business development across all of Zurich’s businesses, including national accounts and medium-sized businesses.

“We are delighted that Andy takes on this important leadership position in the field,” said Sutter. “His knowledge of our organization and the market as well as his extensive background in underwriting and sales position him very well to lead our sales and regional management strategies in the eastern region.”

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Peterson joined Zurich in 2008. Most recently, he was Senior Broker Relationship Leader. His previous roles with the company included 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 an underwriter for financial institutions before assuming increasing responsibility roles including leading the Mid-Atlantic region for financial institutions and establishing the Financial Lines division for AIG Small Business.

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