Chicago-based CNA Surety Corp. announced that Douglas W. Hinkle has joined the company as chief underwriting officer.
Hinkle comes to CNA Surety with more than 25 years of insurance experience. Most recently, he was a regional director with St. Paul Surety, a segment of the St. Paul Cos. Inc., where he led underwriting, marketing and operations for its Western region.
He joined St. Paul Surety with St. Paul’s purchase of the renewal rights to Fireman’s Fund surety book back in December 2001. Prior to the purchase, Hinkle was in charge of all underwriting, marketing and administrative functions for the western territory which represented roughly half of the company’s surety writings.
CNA Surety is the largest publicly traded surety company in the country, according to a company statement. Through its principal subsidiaries, Western Surety Co. and Universal Surety of America, CNA Surety provides surety and fidelity bonds in all 50 states through a combined network of approximately 34,000 independent agencies.
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