Zurich North America Names Several Appointments in Surety

December 10, 2010

Zurich’s North America made several key appointments to its specialty lines Surety unit.

The insurer promoted Michael Bond to head of Surety. In his 12 years with Zurich, Bond has had responsibility for numerous markets and products, globally. Prior to assuming his new role, Bond was head of International Surety, Credit & Political Risk, where he helped oversee the expansion of Zurich’s Surety business into emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.

Zurich also announced that Geoff Delisio has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Contract Surety, overseeing regional operations. Delisio joined Zurich in 2007 from Liberty Mutual, and has substantial industry and underwriting experience.

Reporting to Delisio will be: Jim Carroll, who will lead the West and Canada Region; Tom McClellan, who will lead the Eastern region; Dave McVicker, who is promoted from his role as an underwriting manager in International Surety to lead the Central Region.

Brian Hodges has been appointed head of the Surety Underwriting Center of Excellence (Domestic and International). Hodges, who joined Zurich in 1995, has served as a senior underwriting officer, Surety, for the past four years. In this role, he was responsible for underwriting oversight of the commercial surety business in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Rounding out the Surety team, Ted Martinez continues in his role as head of Commercial Surety, which he has led since joining Zurich in 2001. Sean McGroarty will continue in his role as head of International Surety, a role he has held since he joined Zurich in April 2009 from Liberty Mutual.

Source: Zurich

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