CNA appoints new CUO for specialty


CNA Financial Corporation has appointed Christopher Leisz as senior vice president & chief underwriting officer for its specialty business, which also covers healthcare.

In this new leadership position, Leisz will take on the oversight and governance for Specialty products within Professional Services, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Healthcare.

"Chris's broad experience in product development, underwriting, sales, marketing, distribution management, litigation and field leadership makes him well suited for his new position," said Mark Herman, president and chief operating officer, CNA Specialty. "Working collaboratively with the financial institutions, professional services, healthcare and management liability leaders, I am confident he will help shape and execute strategy for profitable growth across our Specialty portfolio."

Leisz joins CNA with more than 13 years of insurance industry experience, most recently serving as Midwest Regional Executive for Hiscox USA, where he was responsible for production growth, marketing, distribution strategy and account management. Prior to that, he led development of its Management and Professional Liability suite of products and also held roles with American International Group, Inc., including time as a coverage attorney.



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