NU Online News Service, July 25, 1:06 p.m. – CNA Financial Corp., Chicago, has promoted Stephen Lilienthal to chief executive officer of CNA Financial Corp. and chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies.

Lilienthal will succeed Bernard Hengesbaugh, who will become chairman of the CNA Financial board.

CNA hired Lilienthal to be president of its property-casualty operations in July 2001. He previously worked for The St. Paul Companies Inc., St. Paul, Minn.