Allmerica Financial Corporation in Worcester, Mass. announced that Marita Zuraitis has been named president of Allmerica’s property and casualty companies, effective April 19.
As president, Zuraitis will be responsible for the personal and commercial lines operations at Citizens Insurance Company of America, The Hanover Insurance Company and their affiliates. Zuraitis also will serve as a member of the company’s Operating Committee.
The announcement was made by Frederick H. Eppinger, Allmerica’s president and chief executive officer.
Zuraitis comes to Allmerica from St. Paul Travelers, the second largest commercial property and liability insurance company in the U.S., where she played a key role in the formation of the company through the merger of The St. Paul Companies and Travelers Property and Casualty. Since 1998, she served as president and chief executive officer of St. Paul’s commercial lines division, responsible for the company’s small commercial, middle market, and large property and casualty solutions business units, including field operations.
From 1993 to 1998, Zuraitis held senior positions at United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (which merged with The St. Paul Companies in 1998), in field and home office leadership roles in both of the company’s personal and commercial lines segments. While at USF&G, she was responsible for various aspects of the company’s field office, reinsurance and underwriting operations.
Zuraitis also held management positions at Aetna Life and Casualty from 1982 through 1993.
Zuraitis currently serves as chairman of the board of NCCI Holdings, Inc., a provider of workers’ compensation data analytics based in Boca Raton, Florida, and as a board member of the Baltimore, Maryland-based American Skyline Insurance. She is actively involved in community affairs, having served as a board member of the Central Maryland YMCA and the Concert Artists of Baltimore.
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