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John Welch
President, CNA Surety

John is responsible for executing profitable growth strategies for CNA Surety, the fourth largest surety company in the United States. John is also member of an internal senior working group, the Operating Committee, which has primary responsibility for driving CNA’s strategy for long-term success, managing and coordinating change in its operating environment, and initiating and coordinating enterprise-wide projects.

With an insurance career that spans more than three decades, John has held positions of increasing responsibility at United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, and Afianzadora Insurgentes, a stand-alone subsidiary of the St. Paul Companies. Most recently, he served as chairman of the board for Afianzadora and chief underwriting officer for St. Paul Surety, before joining CNA Surety in 2003 to assume his current responsibilities.

John received a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University, and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Surety and Fidelity Association, and a Certified Public Accountant.