Valerie Butt has been named Head of Casualty for Zurich North America Commercial Insurance. Butt will lead the casualty business with responsibility for new and renewal business.
Butt takes on the role that was vacated when Brandon Fick was named chief underwriting officer for Zurich North America.
Butt will be based in Chicago and report to Paul Horgan, head of Zurich North America Commercial Insurance.
Since joining Zurich in 1997, Butt has held a number of leadership positions in underwriting, customer relationship and distribution teams in Commercial Insurance and Global Corporate. Most recently, Butt served as global head of Customer, Distribution and Market Management for Commercial Insurance. Under her leadership, Zurich won the 2016 Strategic Account Management Association’s Excellence Award for “Outstanding SAM Program Leadership for Mature Programs.”
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