To oversee the profitable growth of middle market business

CNA Financial Corporation, a commercial insurer and a property and casualty company, has named David Rutkowski as senior vice president of Commercial Segments, effective November 2.

In this role, Mr Rutkowski will be responsible for profitability, growth and strategic direction of CNA’s Middle Market customer segments, including construction, CustomXpress, general Industries, technology and product development.

Bob Lindemann, president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial, said: “Dave’s 33-year insurance career is a record of successful development and execution of underwriting strategies and differentiated customer value propositions. In addition to his strong connection with the agent and broker community, Dave’s experience, energy and proven leadership will assist in our drive to improve the profitable growth of our Middle Market business.”

Mr Rutkowski joins CNA from Zurich North America where he most recently served as senior vice president for its middle market commercial business. In that role, he was responsible for developing operating strategies through underwriting and product initiatives, rate actions and book mix change by line of business and industry class.