CNA Financial has appointed Bill Donovan as vice president of its Hartford, CT branch, effective 4 April 2012.

Donovan will be responsible for CT and CNA operations and strategic goals including increasing local authority at the point of sale and improving service to agents and brokers in the territories for long-term success.

Prior to joining CNA Financial, Donovan served The Hartford Insurance as regional vice president and was responsible for Northern New England Regional Office’ sales execution, profit, talent and agency management.

With 27 years of experience in property and casualty insurance marketing, underwriting and field management, Donovan also served Utica National Insurance as various senior-level marketing roles.

CNA is a commercial insurance writer and the property and casualty company that offers standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.

CNA was established in 1897 and since then has been providing risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration services.