ZURICH NAMES FRANK BARON HEAD OF CASUALTY & PROPERTY BUSINESS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zurich names Frank Baron Head of Casualty & Property business for its Specialty Products unit
Schaumburg, Ill., February 28, 2013 – Zurich North America Commercial’s Specialty Products unit announced today that Frank Baron has been appointed to head its Casualty and Property business. He will report to Bryan Salvatore, President of Specialty Products and will remain based in New York.
“Frank started his career as an underwriter, and over his 25-year insurance career, he has assumed increasing levels of responsibility within underwriting, claims, project management and human resources leadership roles encompassing a diverse range of lines of business,” said Salvatore. “We look forward to Frank bringing his considerable skills to his new role.”
Baron has been with Zurich since September 2009, overseeing the Diversified Financial Group (DFG) within the Management Solutions Group. During his tenure in that role, he reshaped DFG’s book, returning the business to a leading position in this marketplace. Prior to joining Zurich, Baron worked with AIG and Reliance National Insurance Company.
Baron holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from New York Institute of Technology, an MBA from University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in human resources management from Boston University. He is also a member of the New York Institute of Technology School of Management Executive Council.
He succeeds Roger Brunner, who recently took on the role of Head of Programs in Zurich Programs & Direct Markets business.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZURVY) which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.
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