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CNA Appoints Michael Kirchgessner Vice President of Umbrella


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) today announced the appointment of J. Michael Kirchgessner as the Vice President of Umbrella for Commercial Underwriting.

"We are excited to have someone of Michael's caliber lead the umbrella team," said John Beckman, Chief Underwriting Officer - CNA Commercial. “He has a strong background in umbrella and excess underwriting as well as significant experience in the Professional, Financial Services, Construction, and Real Estate customer segments.”

Kirchgessner will begin with CNA on August 13, 2012.

Kirchgessner comes to CNA with almost 20 years of industry experience. He most recently held the position of Vice President, Regional Underwriting Manger for ACE Risk Management.

For small businesses to billion-dollar corporations, CNA has been an industry leader in providing umbrella coverage for more than 50 years. CNA's Commercial Umbrella Plus policy provides an extra layer of liability coverage to protect companies in today’s litigious business environment.

For more information about CNA’s Commercial Umbrella policy, please contact your local branch underwriter or visit

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th 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 registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

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