CNA has appointed Kevin Smith as president and chief operating officer for CNA Specialty. Smith will succeed Mark Herman who recently announced his resignation.
In this role, Smith will be responsible for CNA’s Specialty business, which includes professional and management liability, financial institutions, healthcare and other specialized property/ casualty insurance products and services, as well as the company’s surety, warranty and service contract business.
He is based in Chicago and will report to Dino E. Robusto, chairman and chief executive officer, CNA.
Most recently, since 2016, Smith has served as executive vice president and North American field strategic development officer for Chubb. He was responsible for coordinating Chubb’s distribution relationships, field analytics and producer compensation and prospecting/cross-sell initiatives.
Smith started his insurance career at Chubb in 1990 as a financial institutions underwriter in San Francisco. From 1997 to 1999, he served as the financial institutions underwriting manager for Chubb in Chicago where he oversaw the management liability lines of business in addition to the standard property/casualty lines. In 2001, he became a branch manager at Chubb in Minneapolis and then in Chicago in 2008.
He worked for a four-year period 1993-1997 at Sedgwick as an account manager for healthcare and financial institutions after which he returned to Chubb in Chicago.
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