Marketing Strategy

CNA names Global Head of Marketing, Strategy & Innovation

Chicago-based insurer CNA Financial Corporation has announced that Michael Costonis will take on a new role as its Global Head of Marketing, Strategy and Innovation.

Costonis, who has spent the previous three years as Chief Operations Officer will be succeeded in his old role by Gary Haase.

“We are thrilled to have Michael take on his new role,” said Dino E. Robusto, Chairman and CEO at CNA. “His deep industry knowledge and proven capabilities will strengthen our market facing strategies and expand the business and growth opportunities for CNA.”

“A key to success will be Michael’s focus on helping business leaders innovate and drive transformative initiatives to enhance the ease of doing business with our agents and brokers.”

Haase will join CNA as Chief Operations Officer from Catalina Holdings at the start of the fourth quarter.

As the Group Chief Operating Officer at Catalina Holdings, Haase brings with him two decades of industry knowledge.

Through his various leadership roles, he has developed expertise in operational management and strategy, actuarial science, complex reinsurance commutations, and practical application of big data and analytical technology solutions for the insurance industry.

Robusto added,:”We welcome Gary to CNA and are certain his industry experience and expertise in sophisticated technology solutions and data analytics, will progress our operational strategy and decision making by institutionalizing analytical technologies and big data applications across our value chain.”

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