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Kevin G. Smith

President & Chief Operating Officer, CNA Specialty

Kevin Smith joined CNA in 2017 and currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for CNA Specialty. In this role, he is responsible for CNA's Specialty business, which has market-leading positions in professional and management liability, financial institutions, healthcare and other specialized property and casualty insurance products and services, as well as the CNA's surety, warranty and service contract business.

Kevin started his insurance career in 1990 as a Financial Institutions Underwriter in San Francisco. He also served as the Financial Institutions Underwriting Manager in Chicago where he oversaw the profitable growth of management liability lines of business, in addition to the standard property & casualty lines. Prior to that, Kevin served a four-year period with Sedgwick as an Account Manager for healthcare and financial institutions. Smith became a Branch Manager at Chubb in 2001, and most recently served as Executive Vice President and North American Field Strategic Development Officer for Chubb, where he 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.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science 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), and has held leadership positions and is active with the Women's Insurance Networking Group (WING) and WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.