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The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Elects Midwest Division Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Posted on 25 May 2011

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The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation introduced and approved the Midwest Division Board of Directors and Executive Committee slate on May 12th at the inaugural Midwest Division Board of Directors meeting. Twelve senior executives representing companies operating in the Chicago area serve on the Midwest Division Board of Directors.

Kathleen Savio of Zurich North America will Chair the newly launched Midwest Division.  Kathleen Savio serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Zurich North America Commercial. She is also Chief of Staff and Head of the Office of the CEO.
Ms. Savio is responsible for Strategy and Operational Planning & Execution, Corporate Communications, HRBP/Talent Management, Community Relations & Corporate Giving, and the governance functions of Internal Audit and Risk Management for Zurich North America Commercial. She is also a member of the Z Zurich Foundation board.

“Through the Foundation, we have a great opportunity to join a national industry-wide effort, while working, at the same time, to better our local community. As we work to establish the Foundation here in the Midwest, we are committed to addressing the community needs unique to the Chicagoland area,” said Ms. Savio.

Joining Chair Kathleen Savio on the Midwest Division Board of Directors is Vice Chairman Tom Ealy of Willis Group Holdings, Treasurer Michael Powell of CNA, Grants Chair William Donnell of Swiss Re and Fundraising Co-Chairs Deborah Broderick of Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Richard Gulliver of Hub International. Board members at-large include Peter Hahn of McKinsey & Company, Kevin Smith of Chubb, James Dwyer of Dewey & LeBoeuf, Adrian Matthews of ACE Group, Patrick Talley of Lloyd’s America, and Tom Pluss of Lockton Companies. These outstanding executives and their organizations serve as the collective governance for the Midwest Division, providing critical leadership and guidance to Foundation operations in the Midwest.

“We are honored to have the support, involvement and leadership of these outstanding individuals and their companies”, said Bruce Basso, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and Chairman/CEO of the Worldwide Broker Network.

The Midwest Division will initially focus on serving the Chicagoland area, but will continue expanding its reach to involve other Midwestern states: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

If you would like to learn more about the Midwest Division or have an interest in participating with the board or foundation please contact Kimberly Saccaro, Executive Director of the Midwest Division, at 312-384-0644. To learn more about the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation visit us on the web at

About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)? ?The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt corporation and serves as a united philanthropic voice of the insurance industry. The Industry Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The foundation seeks to help communities and enrich lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception the foundation has contributed more than $17 million and over 140,000 volunteer service hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations.