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Zurich North America names leaders for U.S. Middle Market South Region

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Kim Jordan and Jim Heintz had held their new positions on an interim basis before being promoted.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 8, 2021 – Kim Jordan has been appointed the Regional Vice President for the South Region, and Jim Heintz was named the Underwriting Manager for the South Central area. 

“Both Kim and Jim were named to these positions on an interim basis in January, and I could not be more excited to make these appointments permanent,” said John Diaz, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Middle Market, for Zurich North America.

As the Regional Vice President for the South Region, Jordan will be responsible for driving the success of Zurich’s Middle Market book of business in the region, including cultivating distributor and customer relationships and developing underwriting talent. She will report to Diaz.

Jordan joined Zurich in 2017 as a Middle Market Underwriting Manager in the South Region and has 30 years of experience in the industry, including underwriting leadership roles at Travelers in Middle Market, National Accounts and Construction. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Louisiana Tech University and holds a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.

In his role as Underwriting Manager for the South Central area, Heintz will report to Jordan and be responsible for managing underwriters and cultivating key distributor relationships in this territory.

Since joining Zurich in 2010, Heintz has held a variety of roles in Sales & Distribution and Claims before most recently serving as a Senior Middle Market Underwriter and Team Lead. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Santa Clara University in California.

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