CNA Names Jane Possell Chief Information Officer

The former Liberty Mutual executive and Accenture consultant will be responsible for leading the development and execution of CNA’s overall IT strategy.

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CNA (Chicago) has announced the appointment of Jane Possell as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Possell will be responsible for leading the development and execution of CNA’s overall IT strategy, reporting to Michael Costonis, Executive VP & Chief Operations Officer.

Jane Possell as Chief Information Officer, CNA.

“Jane’s proven success and deep experience in insurance and financial services, coupled with her proven track record in aligning technology with business strategy, makes her the ideal candidate for Chief Information Officer,” comments Costonis. “Under Jane’s leadership, CNA will improve the quality, innovation and performance of our technology portfolio. By continuing to develop CNA capability and working with our best-in-class technology partners, CNA will continue to meet the current and future needs of our customers and colleagues.”

Possell most recently served as VP, U.S. Digital and Business Insurance Technology, at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Prior to Liberty Mutual, she served as a Managing Director at Accenture, working with many of the top property/casualty carriers in the U.S.

Possell earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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