SCHAUMBURG, IL: Fred Ramos was appointed to the newly created role of VP and head of corporate communications at Zurich in North America, part of Zurich Financial Services Group.
In the new role, he will be responsible for directing corporate internal and employee communications, public and media relations, crisis communications, and executive communications, as well as supporting the company's employee engagement, change management, and reputation management efforts. In addition, he will be a member of Zurich's general insurance communications network and the global corporate communications team.
Ramos previously served as SVP and system-wide head of communications, public, community, and government relations at Advocate Health Care. He also worked as global head of internal and executive communications at Merck & Co. and other various related roles at Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services, Phillips Petroleum Company, G.D. Searle, and The Allstate Insurance Corporation.