Zurich North America Makes Key Leadership Changes

March 29, 2022

Zurich North America announced that it has made several key leadership changes, effective April 1.

Paul Lavelle, currently chief claims officer at Zurich North America, has been appointed to lead Zurich’s U.S. National Accounts business, following the impending retirement of current head of U.S. National Accounts Paul Horgan.

Lavelle will report to Kristof Terryn, CEO of Zurich North America, with dual reporting to Sierra Signorelli, CEO of Commercial Insurance for Zurich Insurance Group. He has more than 30 years of insurance experience and has held Underwriting and Claims senior leadership and management roles, first for Allstate and later at American International Group Inc. and National Union Underwriting.

Horgan will stay on through the next year to serve as senior advisor to CEO Terryn. His retirement will come after 30 years in the insurance industry, which includes 15 years of service to Zurich.

Keith Daly, currently with Farmers Insurance where he has served as president of Personal Lines, has been selected to replace Lavelle as chief claims officer at Zurich North America. He will also report to Terryn.