Zurich U.S. Expands Presence in Southwest, Appoints Four New Execs

September 28, 2000

Zurich U.S., headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., has appointed four new executives in an effort to better manage the company’s rapidly growing presence in the southwestern United States.

Mark Wall is the senior regional vice president for financial services at The Fidelity and Deposit Companies (F&D) in Denver, Colo. Wall will be responsible for retaining and expanding F&D’s business across the Western region of the U.S., and for leading and managing the regional sales executives.

Neil DeBlock is the new claims manager, overseeing the Los Angeles claims operation. He will be based in Woodland Hills.

John Montgomery is the branch manager for the Property Group in Zurich U.S.’ western zone and is based in Glendale, Calif. Montgomery is responsible for underwriting management of the company’s Diversified Property business in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. ยท

Alex D. Liu, also based in Glendale, is the new regional sales executive for Zurich U.S. Environmental. Liu is responsible for developing the company’s environmental business and managing the regional producer network in the Southwest.

According to Pam McSmith, regional vice president, these four appointments will help build on the company’s existing strengths in property underwriting, environmental services, financial services and claims. Zurich U.S. is a leading commercial p/c provider serving the multinational, middle market and small business sectors in the U.S. The company operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and writes more than $4 billion in annual premiums.

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