CNA Financial, an insurance holding company, has appointed Denise Granlun as new Business Development Leader for its Philadelphia territory, effective 8 November 2010.

In this role, Granlun will help support CNA’s goals to build a more effective organizational sales discipline and competency, and stronger engagement with its producers.

She will be located in CNA’s Philadelphia branch and will also support operations in its Reading and Pittsburgh branches.

Granlun will join CNA with 25 years of property and casualty insurance marketing, underwriting and leadership experience.

Most recently, she held management positions for PMA Companies where she was responsible for the profitability performance for two of its Pennsylvania branches.