CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) today announced the appointment of Michael Baumel as the vice president for its Illinois Branch office effective November 8.
“In today’s marketplace, the most successful companies are those that take advantage of high performers’ skills while providing multiple avenues for professional development,” said Steve Wachtel, senior vice president, Field Operations – CNA. “Michael has proven himself to be a strong leader with a proven track record of delivering winning results. This breadth of experience along with his intense focus on a positive customer experience makes him the ideal candidate for the job.”
Michael joined CNA in 2005 as a vice president for the HealthPro Claim team and has held leadership positions in the Staff Counsel group, for CNA Europe’s Claim Department and most recently as vice president of Liability Claim. In this role Mike was responsible for leading Worldwide Casualty, with continued involvement with CNA’s European Claim business. Prior to joining CNA, Mike held several claim management roles for General Electric, and tried more than 50 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials while practicing law in Chicago, both in private practice and with the a Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Michael Baumel can be reach at (630) 719-3000, or via email at
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