CNA Financial has selected Michael Kirchgessner as the vice president of Umbrella for commercial underwriting, in a bid to expand its underwriting capabilities.

CNA Commercial chief underwriting officer John Beckman said the company is excited to have someone of Michael’s caliber lead the umbrella team.

"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," Beckman added.

Kirchgessner has 20 years of underwriting expertise, and was working as vice president, regional underwriting manager for ACE Risk Management.

For small businesses to billion-dollar firms, CNA’s commercial umbrella plus policy offers an added layer of liability coverage to protect them from volatile business scenario.

Established in 1897, CNA offers standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.