CNA Financial has appointed John Kaas as new vice president of its Florida branch, effective 1 June 2011.

In this role, Kaas will be responsible for synchronizing branch operations with CNA’s strategic goals for long-term success, including increasing local authority at the point of sale and improving service to agents and brokers in this territory.

Kaas will join CNA from Chubb and Son, where he served as national distribution manager responsible for developing its distribution and underwriting strategy for Chubb Custom Market.

Prior to this national role, he served as assistant vice president for Chubb and Son’s Atlanta territory.