CNA Financial Corp. announced the appointment of Bob Lindemann as president and COO of CNA's commercial lines operations.

In this role, Lindemann will be responsible for achieving profitable growth in CNA's $3.5 billion commercial property/casualty business, which is now comprised of business insurance, serving smaller commercial accounts, and commercial insurance, serving middle market and risk management accounts. Lindemann will join CNA on August 4, and report to Tom Motamed, CNA's chairman and CEO.

Lindemann has more than 33 years experience in the insurance industry with increasing responsibility in complex underwriting and claim functions. He joins CNA from Zurich North America, where he most recently served as COO of commercial markets, Zurich's largest business insurance unit in North America. Previously in his Zurich career, he led the company's middle market business, opening new offices, refreshing current products, adding proprietary products, and changing the geographic mix and segmentation.

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