Strategic Assistant to CEO North America, Zurich North America
Daniel Kedish is the Strategic Assistant to the CEO of Zurich North America. In his role, he is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the CEO’s strategic agenda, including the coordination of executive leadership discussions and driving follow-through and accountability on agreed up actions. As a trusted advisor and thought partner on operational and strategic business matters across the organization, he acts as a conduit between a broad spectrum of stakeholders, inclusive of both internal and external parties.
Prior to Daniel’s current role, he served as the Director for Diversity & Inclusion at Zurich North America, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a sustainable D&I strategy that supports Zurich’s business objectives and engages all employees. He served as an Employee Resource Group (ERG) advisor to Zurich’s 9 ERGs, while implementing new processes and programs to build and sustain a diverse workforce. His work focused on strengthening Zurich’s ability to recruit, retain and develop diverse talent in an inclusive environment where everyone is able to thrive as their authentic selves.
Daniel’s professional background involves over 13 years of insurance experience. In previous roles, Daniel was a program manager and internal consultant specializing in Lean methodology. He also served as the National Lead for Zurich’s PrideZ ERG, leading and driving diversity and inclusion efforts across the U.S. and Canada for LGBTQ employees and allies. He is ZNA ambassador for the NEXT initiative, sharing the voice of the next generation of talent, for Zurich Insurance Group. Daniel has served on the Associate Board of Ambassadors for the American Cancer Society.
Daniel graduated with an MBA from Mid-America Nazarene University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Boise State University, and holds numerous certifications including Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, AIS and AINS. He is a Diversity MBA alumnus and holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute