Jennifer Schneider

Director of Media and Public Relations

Zurich North America

Sponsor: Zurich North America
Strategy: Develop a public relations strategy for the Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs

Jennifer Schneider became a Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs Fellow in January of 2013 and later in June was named Director of Media and Public Relations for Zurich North America.

Jennifer was Media and Public Relations Manager for Zurich in North America. She is a part of the public relations team responsible for protecting and enhancing the reputation of Zurich. In her current role, she works closely with Zurich’s senior leadership team members in North America to develop and execute a media relations strategy that supports the business in achieving its short and long term growth targets, as well as positions Zurich as one of the best global insurers as measured by its customers, shareholders and employees.

Jennifer started her career as a news writer at WGN-TV in Chicago and worked as an associate producer and assignment desk editor at TV stations in Minneapolis and Rockford, Ill. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio / Television News Writing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Roosevelt University’s Walter E. Heller College of Business in Chicago.