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CNA Risk Control Director Honored by American Society of Safety Engineers


NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety society, recently named CNA's Michael F. Murray, Risk Control director, the Safety Professional of the Year for Region VIII, located in the U.S. Northeast region.

The award is given to a safety professional demonstrating outstanding achievement in the safety field while making significant contributions to advancing the profession.

"Michael's risk management expertise in integrating underwriting, claim and risk control to serve our customers makes him an excellent recipient to be honored with this award," said Bill Boyd, senior vice president, Risk Control. "He demonstrates the importance of giving back to the profession through his involvement with ASSE and its foundation, in addition to supporting the development of the next generation of safety engineer professionals."

"Michael continuously works to better understand our customers' risks and emerging trends taking place within their industries to help keep their employees and workplaces safe," said Bob Schmid, vice president, Long Island Branch.

Michael joined CNA in April 2013 and supports the Long Island Branch. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Previously, he served as the managing director, Risk Control and Claims for Aon Risk Solutions. He is the vice chairman of the ASSE Foundation and previously served as the chairman of ASSE's Future Safety Leadership Conference.

Michael will be presenting June 10, 2015, on the evolution of the risk control profession at the ASSE's Safety 2015 conference in Dallas.

About CNA 
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth 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 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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