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Kevin G. Smith

President & Chief Operating Officer, CNA Specialty

Kevin Smith serves as President & Chief Operating Officer, CNA Specialty. In this role, he is responsible for CNA’s Specialty business which offers tailored products and services through its Affinity Business, Financial Lines, Healthcare, Surety and Warranty Business units.


Kevin is a well-known industry leader with more than 25 years of insurance experience. Prior to joining CNA in 2017, Kevin was Executive Vice President and North American Field Strategic Development Officer for Chubb, and was responsible for coordinating distribution relationships, Field Analytics/Producer Compensation Group, Cornerstone Program, field budgets, prospecting/cross-sell initiatives and field liaison for corporate growth initiatives. Prior to this role, he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Financial Institutions Underwriter for the San Francisco territory, Financial Institutions Underwriting Manager for the Chicago territory, Senior Vice President & Minneapolis Branch Manager, Senior Vice President & Chicago Regional Branch Manager. Kevin also served a four-year period with Sedgwick as an Account Manager for healthcare and financial institutions.


Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA in Finance/International Business from the University of San Francisco. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a Board member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, a member of the Advisory Board of Executives for the Katie School of Insurance & Risk Management at Illinois State University, and has held leadership positions and is active with the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING) and WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

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