CNA Announces Commercial Organization Changes To Strengthen Global Capabilities

CHICAGO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA today announced organizational changes in Commercial Insurance to continue strengthening its global capabilities.

The new team members will be based in Chicago and will report to Julie Stephenson, Commercial Chief Underwriting Officer:

  • Kathleen Ellis has been appointed as Senior Vice President, International. In this newly created role, Kathleen will work closely with CNA Commercial, CNA Specialty and CNA International to build a stronger global platform to pursue, write and service multinational business around the world. Kathleen comes to CNA from Chubb. Most recently, she held the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Manager, Chubb Multinational Solutions, where she led the Multinational Division and was responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction over the international underwriting and placement platform.  
  • Drew Feldman has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Marine and Equipment Breakdown. In this newly created role, Drew will be responsible for driving synergies across Inland Marine, Ocean Marine and Equipment Breakdown, as well as accelerating the build out of the Marine specialty for CNA. Drew comes to CNA from Chubb. Most recently, he held the role of North America Commercial Marine Manager, where he was responsible for the leadership and financial performance of ocean cargo, marine liability, commercial hull, marine facilities and commercial inland risks portfolio in the U.S. and Canada.

"We are excited that Kathleen Ellis and Drew Feldman have joined CNA Commercial," said Kevin Leidwinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, CNA Commercial. "Kathleen is a recognized expert in the international arena and has more than 36 years of insurance industry experience, and Drew brings more than two decades of progressive property and marine underwriting and leadership experience to this new role. This makes them both very well suited to further strengthen our Commercial Insurance organization."

For more information about these Commercial Insurance organization changes, please contact Brandon Davis at 312-822-5167.

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Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 14th largest property and casualty company. CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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Brandon Davis, 312-822-5167 / 312-834-6091
Sarah Pang, 312-822-6394 / 312-607-5544

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