QBE North America said that it has named former Fireman’s Fund executive Kathleen O. Zortman as president, Standard Lines, for property/casualty insurance. Zortman will have responsibility for QBE North America’s commercial, personal, program and agriculture businesses.
Zortman has been an underwriter, broker and management consultant in her 25 years in the industry. She was most recently with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. as chief field executive managing a field organization of 1,000 employees and $2.3 billion in gross written premium. In this role Zortman was responsible for distribution, underwriting and customer service across commercial, programs, professional liability, farm and ranch, entertainment and high-net-worth personal insurance divisions.
Prior to Fireman’s Fund, Zortman held leadership roles at Chubb, Johnson & Higgins and Deloitte Consulting.
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