Sponsor: Zurich North America
Strategy 9: Develop and deploy neighborhood assets to align with regional economic growth
Taffy Jo Mayers became a Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs Fellow in September 2013.
Taffy Jo is the Regional Sales Director for the Midwest Region of Zurich North America. Taffy Jo is responsible for working with both the Distribution and Regional Management Team as well as the Regional Leadership Team in developing, elaborating and driving the execution of our Select Broker Distribution Strategy, leading the regional business planning, and chairing regional sales and distribution operating reviews for all businesses and shared services to ensure the delivery profitable growth while contributing to our vision and strategy.
In addition to her current duties as Regional Sales Director, Taffy Jo also serves on the Zurich North America Women’s Innovation (WIN) Leadership Team as the Chairperson for Broker and Customer Engagement Events. In this role Taffy Jo works to ensure women are equipped to drive their careers and has assisted key business partners in the development of similar women’s business resources groups for their firms.
Taffy Jo previously served as the Director of Underwriting Quality for Zurich North America in which she was responsible for aggregating results across the enterprise for all facets of underwriting quality to align enterprise effectiveness and efficiencies to help achieve Zurich’s combined business results, including reducing underwriting leakage, improving the combined ratio and revenue goals through improved processes which lead to better economies of scale and reduced operating expenses.
Taffy Jo’s passion in both her professional and personal life is women’s development and human rights organizations with a focus on economic empowerment and social equality. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University.