Wells Fargo Insurance Services has appointed Richard Friedl as the new managing director and national practice leader for its property and enterprise risk division.

Mr Friedl will be responsible for managing new product development, customer retention, new business development, and claims advocacy activities for property product lines. Additionally, he will build and support industry practice groups to effectively network the organization.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Mr Friedl was a senior vice president at Zurich Financial Services Group for 12 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in industrial technology from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Scott Isaacson, executive vice president of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, said: Rick is a talented individual with a vast amount of experience in property and enterprise risk management. He will be a great asset to our company.