CNA Financial, a commercial insurance writer and a property and casualty company, has opened a new branch office in Washington, DC.

According to CNA Financial, the new branch office will enable it to penetrate Washington, DC’s efficient market and diverse industries in areas of expertise which includes technology, education, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and business/professional services.

In conjunction, the company has named George Agyen, Mid-Atlantic Zone officer of CNA, to head the new Washington, DC branch office.

Tom Motamed, chairman and CEO of CNA, said: “We are fortunate to be among the few businesses that are meeting the challenge of this economic environment by opening new doors and expanding employment opportunities within our industry.”

Headquartered in Chicago, CNA provides a range of insurance products including 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.