Skills and experience

Gerald Chiddick is the U.S. Middle Market Head of Real Estate, Retail and Hospitality for Zurich North America, where he is responsible for developing and executing a business plan focused on building Real Estate, Retail and Hospitality industry specialization and underwriting expertise.

Chiddick rejoined Zurich in 2021 from Amerisure Insurance, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing and held leadership roles in product and business development. His previous leadership roles at Zurich include Senior Marketing Officer for Small Business, Vice President of Sales & Distribution for Commercial Markets, Northeast Regional Executive, Vice President of e-Business Services for Zurich Middle Markets, Vice President of Middle Market International and Territory Manger for Zurich Global Express. He worked at Chubb before coming to Zurich in 1996.

External appointments

Chiddick is a board member of the National Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association (NWCRA), Walsh College in Michigan and Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan.

Educational background

Chiddick earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York and a Zurich Executive Education Certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds a Chartered Insurance Operations Professional (CIOP) designation.