Expected to facilitate the firm to better connect with its agents and brokers

CNA Financial has opened its newest branch office in Chicago. The office is located in downtown’s South Loop.

Tom Motamed, chairman and chief executive officer of CNA, said: “In this challenging economic environment, we are fortunate to be among the few businesses that are opening new doors and expanding employment opportunities within our industry. Our new Chicago branch will allow us to better connect with our agents and brokers to, ultimately, better serve our customers.”

The new branch also enables CNA to penetrate Chicago’s market and diverse industries, particularly in areas of expertise such as technology, education, real estate, manufacturing & distribution and business/professional services.

In addition, CNA will add resources and point-of-sale authority in this location and its nearby Lombard office. Steve Wachtel, senior vice president, Northern Zone, will lead the Chicago office.

CNA is a commercial insurance writer and a property and casualty company.