CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Kevin Leidwinger as president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial.

In his new role, effective June 22, Leidwinger will lead the CNA Commercial team in executing CNA’s underwriting and profitable growth strategies.

Leidwinger joins CNA from The Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., where he most recently served as global casualty manager, overseeing a $3.3 billion worldwide portfolio of general liability, workers compensation, excess umbrella, auto, errors and omissions, and environmental business.

He will report to Tom Motamed, CNA’s chairman and chief executive officer.