Reutter Named Head of Construction for Zurich NA

September 18, 2018

Insurer Zurich North America has tapped Karen Reutter to lead its Construction unit.

Reutter, who recently led the construction practice of a major insurance broker, also worked in Zurich’s construction business from 1999 to 2001. She is a recognized industry leader with extensive experience in all lines of construction insurance and a frequent speaker at construction industry conferences and events.

She will be based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and report to Paul Horgan, head of Zurich North America Commercial Insurance.

Reutter will be accountable for delivering underwriting results, sales execution and talent management strategies for Zurich’s Construction business. Reutter replaces former Head of Construction Scott Rasor, who retired this year.

Karen Reutter

Reutter most recently worked for Willis Towers Watson, where she served as head of Construction Broking for North America. She has also held executive roles with brokerage firms Marsh and Aon and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company.

In her previous stint with Zurich, Reutter was national director, Customer and Product Management, and vice president for Zurich American Insurance Company’s construction business unit.

Reutter holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

Source: Zurich Insurance Group

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