CNA Financial has appointed Nancy Osborn as new branch vice president for Phoenix and Albuquerque offices, and Connie Taylor as the new branch vice president of the new Los Angeles branch office which is scheduled to open in May.

As branch vice presidents, both will be responsible for expanding the company’s growth and producer relationships in their respective territories.

Ms Osborn started her insurance career with Travelers Insurance in 1980. She joined CNA in 1987 as a territorial sales representative and after a brief period at the Kinney Agency, she returned to CNA in 1998 as an underwriting specialist. Since 2003, she served as a branch underwriting director in the Albuquerque office.

Ms Taylor joined CNA in 2009 and prior to that, she worked with Deep South, an underwriting management firm, served as Phoenix branch manager for The Hartford, and held management roles at Kemper and Fireman’s Fund.

CNA is a commercial insurance writer and a property and casualty company. Its insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. The company’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.