NYIA Leadership | Director | Deirdre Manna

Deirdre Manna
Senior Vice President & Head of Government & Regulatory Relations
Zurich North America

Deirdre Manna is senior vice president and head of government and regulatory relations at Zurich North American Insurance Company. She has over 20 years of varied experience in developing and advancing state and federal public policy initiatives that impact the insurance industry.

Manna came to Zurich from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), where she served as political engagement and regulatory affairs vice president. There she led PCI’s political engagement division and managed regulatory and industry affairs throughout the country for the association, including managing professionals in Washington, D.C.

Manna is a former state insurance regulator, having served as acting director of the Illinois Division of Insurance. She also served as assistant vice president of the American Insurance Association and as a government relations professional for a prominent national law firm. Manna, who was named among the insurance industry’s Elite Women of 2017 by Insurance Business of America, earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Drake University. She has been a Board member of the New York Insurance Association since 2023.

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