CNA Financial Corporation announced the retirement of Robert Lindemann, president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial—a $3.5 billion commercial property and casualty business—effective December 31, 2014.
With an insurance career that spans more than three decades, Lindemann used his expertise to help strengthen CNA’s top and bottom lines. He played a critical role in establishing the company’s core segments in Construction, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Small Business and Technology. He also helped strengthen product offerings, most recently exemplified with the launch of CNA Paramount, the company’s comprehensive package for mid-sized businesses.
Pending the appointment of a successor, Dave Rutkowski, senior vice president, Commercial Underwriting, will assume certain of Lindemann’s responsibilities, including day-to-day operational duties, reporting to Tom Motamed.
Prior to joining CNA, Rutkowski was with Zurich North America, where he served as senior vice president for its Middle Market Commercial business. In this role, he was responsible for developing the operating strategies that returned the division to profitability through underwriting and product initiatives, rate actions, and book mix change by line of business and industry class. Prior to Zurich, Rutkowski held underwriting and field leadership roles for several major insurance carriers, where he led and motivated teams in achieving challenging objectives.
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