CNA names new SVP, branch manager for Chicago territory

Head to develop and implement strategies to grow the operation

CNA names new SVP, branch manager for Chicago territory

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

CNA has announced the appointment of Jeremy Winter to the position of senior vice-president, Chicago branch manager, effective September 01, 2019.

Winter will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic and operational tactics to drive the Chicago branch’s growth and profitability. He succeeds Steve Wachtel, who had announced his retirement after 40 years in the insurance industry – 10 of which were spent in leadership roles at CNA.

A release said that he will report to CNA executive vice-president and chief underwriting officer Doug Worman.

“Jeremy’s proven track record of performance and strong leadership, as well as his existing relationships and knowledge of the Chicago market, make him the ideal candidate to lead this important territory,” Worman commented.

Winter joined CNA in August 2018, initially as the branch manager for both Seattle and Portland. He brought with him over 30 years of diversified industry experience. Prior to joining CNA, he served various roles with Chubb, including senior vice-president of small commercial business for the Midwest region, and branch manager for Chubb’s Schaumburg, IL office.

Worman also had positive words for Wachtel.

“Steve has been a consistently strong leader and instrumental in driving profitable growth and advancing business strategy,” he said. “He leaves behind a legacy of operational rigor, high performers and a strong branch culture. As a result, Jeremy is well-positioned to continue the forward momentum in this critical market.”

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