Mark Vonnahme, visiting lecturer in
the Department of Finance, retired in September 2003 as
president and chief executive officer of CNA Surety
Corporation after over thirty years experience in the property
casualty and surety industries.
Mr. Vonnahme started his career with CNA in the surety
business in 1972 after obtaining a graduate degree in finance.
He is a certified public accountant, a member of the Illinois
CPA Society, and a past chair of the organizationís
Construction Accounting Committee. He is a member of the
Construction Financial Management Association and has served
on the board of directors of CNA Surety Corporation, and
DeMontfort Insurance PLC, a UK based insurance and bonding
company. Vonnahme is a past chairman of the board of directors
of the Surety Association of America, and has served on the
American Insurance Associationís Fidelity and Surety Committee
as well as on the Surety Information Office Policy Board.