CNA Financial, a property and casualty insurance company, has appointed David Linhardt as vice president of its Oklahoma and Arkansas branches.

In this role, Linhardt 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 these territories.

With 20 years of insurance career, Linhardt will join CNA from The Travelers Insurance, where he served as regional director of field management responsible for leading its Midwest region team to ensure achievement of new business development and premium growth goals for all agents and brokers.

Prior to that, he held leadership roles with St Paul Fire & Marine, Marsh, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, and WR Berkley Companies.