Jon Tate, Vice President of Construction-Risk Engineering at Zurich Services Corporation, provides leadership to all aspects of Construction Risk Engineering and supports the development and delivery of Risk Engineering strategy with an emphasis on risk assessment, risk improvement, claims insights and thought leadership. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and construction industries, and sits on the Board of Advisors of the Construction Industry Institute (CII). During the last five years, he has also been active in research projects aimed at understanding and rebuilding the construction industry’s skilled workforce.
Prior to joining Zurich over 20 years ago, Tate worked for two large, heavy industrial general contractors in project controls management, project engineering, and estimating. Particular areas of specialization include assembling and leading large teams to success, pre-project planning, scheduling, cost estimation and control, subcontract administration, and labor productivity, impact and acceleration. He is experienced in construction claims analysis, negotiation and mediation.
Tate holds an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in building construction from Auburn University.