Zurich has appointed Ty R. Sagalow as executive vice president and chief innovation officer of their North America Commercial Marketing unit. Sagalow will oversee North America Commercial's strategic product development initiatives in the United States and Canada, and will have responsibility for the business division's Proposition Development and Marketing Research departments.

Sagalow has more than 25 years of property-casualty industry experience. Most recently, he was president of AIG Product Development in New York. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions and was chief underwriting officer and general counsel of National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. He speaks at industry conferences and authored "D&O Insurance: A Director's Guide" and "@Risk: The Definitive Guide to eCommerce Risk and Insurance."

Sagalow graduated from Long Island University. He received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master's of Law from the New York University School of Law. He is the chairman of the Internet Security Alliance and sits on the board of directors for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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