Farmers Insurance, a US subsidiary of Zurich Financial Service, has appointed Rick Shriver as senior vice president of Field Operations, Southwest Zone, who is currently vice president of Commercial Marketing.

The Southwest Zone includes the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Shriver joined Farmers in May 1986. Since then, he held various positions in the company.

Farmers Insurance Field Operations executive vice president Jerry Carnahan said Shriver brings to his role 24 years of experience in a wide variety of operations throughout the organization, including marketing, sales, and executive director – Washington before assuming his current responsibilities.