Countrywide Names Cardinal President

May 14, 2007

Countrywide Insurance Group named insurance industry veteran Steve Cardinal as president and chief operating officer of Countrywide Insurance Services.

As a member of Countrywide Insurance Group’s executive team, Cardinal will oversee all aspects of Countrywide Insurance Services — a full-service agency that offers homeowners, auto insurance, renters, personal umbrella, and life insurance products to consumers and makes available a wide variety of commercial insurance products and services to businesses.

Cardinal will spearhead new efforts to hire agents in branches and call centers in an agency expansion that will expand access to Countrywide Insurance Group’s products and services to businesses and general consumers across the country. He will work closely with his colleagues in Countrywide Insurance Group to align agency resources with business objectives and with other Countrywide business segments on cross-sell strategies.

Prior to joining Countrywide Insurance Group, Cardinal served as Regional Distribution Leader for the southwestern U.S. for Allstate Insurance Company, where he led a region that included 3,000 insurance professionals and 120 financial services agents. He brings 16 years of agency sales and agency management experience, having served in several sales and leadership positions at MetLife, as well as Allstate.

Source: Countrywide Insurance Group

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