TORONTO , Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Society, a division of The Insurance Institute of Canada, announced on December 9 that J. Gregory Knowles, vice president of sales and producer management at CNA Canada received the 2014 Greater Toronto Area Fellow of Distinction Award.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the insurance industry in Toronto and is presented annually to individuals with Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designations. Colleagues nominate insurance professionals for the award, and a nominating review committee makes the final selections."Greg takes responsibility and accountability seriously, and demonstrates a highly collaborative leadership style," said Gary Owcar, president and chief operating officer, CNA Canada, "His ethics are beyond reproach and he demonstrates an ability to negotiate with strong business skills and fairness." Greg has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, beginning in the commercial underwriting department of Chubb Insurance in 1992. He joined CNA Canada as an underwriting manager in 1998. He played an integral role in establishing the Calgary branch office, and was promoted to branch manager of the Montreal office in 2003. Greg's current role is to expand CNA Canada's products, brand and positioning, focusing on market growth, retention opportunities and the ongoing development of broker distribution partnerships. In July 2007, Greg moved to the Toronto head office to expand CNA Canada's products, brand and positioning, focusing on market growth, retention opportunities and the ongoing development of broker distribution partnerships. Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities. Follow CNA on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn CONTACT: Jennifer Martinez, 312-822-5167 Sarah Pang, 312-822-6394 SOURCE CNA Financial Corporation