Zurich North America Names Paul Mihulka as Head of New Programs

Schaumburg, Ill., August 27, 2013 – Zurich, a leading property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, recently appointed Paul Mihulka as Vice President & Head of New Programs, a key component of the company’s Programs & Direct Markets business.

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In his new role, Mr. Mihulka will oversee a multi-disciplinary team responsible for conducting due diligence, implementation and transition of new programs for Zurich’s Programs & Direct Markets business.  Mr. Mihulka, who has been with Zurich for more than 14 years, previously served as Chief of Staff for Programs & Direct Markets.

“Programs business is a key element of Zurich's business strategy,” said Kathleen Savio, President of Programs & Direct Markets for Zurich in North America. “The New Programs team is an important component of how we deliver a dedicated due diligence capability helping ensure the Programs we add to our portfolio are the best fit for our Program Administrators, customers and for Zurich. I’m confident that under Paul's leadership, New Programs will help position us for continued success in this crucial market.”

Mr. Mihulka began his career with Zurich subsidiary Empire Fire and Marine Insurance Company in September 1999 as Assistant General Counsel. In 2001, he was named Vice President and Assistant General Counsel supporting the Contract Management Group within Zurich. He was later named Senior Assistant General Counsel supporting the Programs business unit in 2003, and was instrumental in the reorganization of the Corporate Legal department into a Functional Support Unit in 2007. Following that role, Paul served as Head of the Insurance Practice Group within Zurich in North America's Corporate Legal department.

Mr. Mihulka holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Creighton University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

About Zurich

Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider offering a wide range of commercial business insurance products and risk management solutions for mid-sized and large businesses, and multinational corporations. The company brought its knowledge and experience from Switzerland to America in 1912 to help its customers understand and protect themselves from risk. And for the past century, our relentless focus on this is what today makes Zurich one of the best global insurers.