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Last week, the board of directors of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. promoted Christopher J. Kenney to become chief executive officer.

Kenney, already serving as president and chief financial officer, will continue in those roles.

Mark E. Schwarz, the previous CEO, remains with the company as executive chairman of the board.

Kenney has served as the company’s president since January 2022, and became CFO in May 2021. Previously, he was chief accounting officer (since September 2020) and senior vice president of Accounting since 2004.

From 2003 to 2004, Kenney served as senior vice president of Accounting for Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc. Before that, he served in accounting roles of increasing responsibility for Associates Insurance Group, a subsidiary of The Travelers Companies.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing announcing Kenney’s CEO role, he has no written employment agreement with the company and is an at-will employee.