Login Register Subscribe
Current Issue


BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.

To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.

To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.

CNA names 3 to commercial insurance team


CNA Financial Corp. has made three appointments within its commercial Insurance organization, the insurer said Thursday.

Michael Kirchgessner has been appointed the the newly created role of senior vice president, underwriting for large/complex casualty business and will report to Kevin Leidwinger, president and chief operating officer for CNA commercial, the insurer said in a statement.

Chris Thurman has been appointed senior vice president, underwriting for workers compensation and will report to Julie Stephenson, commercial chief underwriting officer.

Kelly Walsh has been appointed senior vice president, underwriting for general liability and will also report to Ms. Stephenson.

All three executives are based in Chicago.