Chicago-based commercial lines insurer CNA Financial Corp. announced that Paul J. Liska joined its board of directors effective Feb. 11. Liska will serve as chairman of its audit committee and as a member of its finance and executive Committees.
Liska was president of credit and financial products at Sears Roebuck and Co. prior to the sale of its credit card business to Citicorp in 2003. From 2001 to late 2002, he was chief financial officer at Sears. From 1997 to 2001, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at St. Paul Cos.