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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2012-- CNA, the National Program Underwriter for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Member Insurance Program, has appointed Clyde Takahashi Underwriting Consulting Director for its accountants professional liability insurance program. CNA is the nation's largest writer of accountants professional liability insurance. With a focus on accountants E&O business, Takahashi will oversee CNA’s clients in California and neighboring western states, and will collaborate closely with the AICPA Professional and Personal Liability Insurance Programs (PLIP) Committee.


"Clyde brings a profound understanding of the local marketplace," said Jeff Day, vice president - underwriting, CNA. "His professional relationships and breadth of experience will strengthen our ability to anticipate emerging needs and respond even more effectively to our customers in this region."


Based in San Francisco, Takahashi brings more than 25 years of experience and a strong expertise in E&O underwriting to CNA. He began his career at CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company, where he spent 20 years underwriting the firm's program business, primarily in the Southern California and New York regions. Most recently, he was responsible for underwriting at Liberty International Underwriters with a focus on the top 100 U.S. accounting firms and a primary program underwritten by CAMICO Services Inc. Takahashi holds a B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).


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 CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.