Lemme Expands Team with Addition of Zina Saeed
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Zina Saeed has joined the firm’s Lemme division as Senior Vice President.
Zina is a US Professional Liability specialist with an insurance career spanning 20 years. She has a legal background and experience in underwriting, claims, and brokering placements for AM Law 200 and Top 100 Accounting Firms. Zina will play a large role servicing a variety of professional service firm clients. She will also enhance Lemme’s claims advocacy, claims management and risk management offerings.
Zina began her insurance career at Lloyd’s of London as a Claims Manager for Hiscox, Ltd., then a recognized leader in professional indemnity. In 2009, Zina moved to Chicago, IL to join W.R. Berkley as Claims Manager focused on AM Law 200 and Top 100 Accounting Firms, transitioning to underwriting as Head of U.S. Professional Liability for the W.R. Berkley Syndicate at Lloyd’s by 2014. She also spent time on the wholesale brokerage side at Tysers where she led the Accounting Firm Practice and was the London based placement broker for Lemme. Most recently, Zina served as Senior Underwriter for the HDI Global Specialty team in London, focused on large Law and Accounting Firms.
“Zina is the perfect addition to our team. Her broad industry experience as an attorney, claims handler, underwriter and Lloyd’s broker enhances Lemme’s capacity to serve our sophisticated clients. Zina’s concentration in the professional services space, her familiarity with our clients and her cultural alignment with our group, and EPIC, will clear the way for immediate, positive results from day one!” said John Wynn, Managing Principal of Lemme.
“We are so excited to have Zina join our growing team. I have no doubt that Zina will seamlessly transition into her new role given her experience and deep relationships with the insurance markets and Lemme clients. She will be a wonderful asset to the team, and an extremely valuable mentor and resource for our professionals,” said Nadine Friedman Daniels, Managing Principal of Lemme.