CNA Financial has appointed James Stegemiller as the new commercial underwriting officer for its San Francisco territory.

In his new role, Stegemiller will be responsible to work along with the branch vice presidents and business development leaders to shape strategy for growth of the company’s entire commercial lines portfolio.

Stegemiller began his career at Atlantic Mutual Companies, then moved to The Travelers Companies where, he most recently served as the account executive officer.

Chicago based CNA Financial is a commercial insurance writer and a property and casualty company. The company’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.