Notable Women in Insurance: Kristina Talkowski

Branch Manager / CNA Insurance

  • Category: Notable Women in Insurance
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 21
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin

Kristina Talkowski has deep roots in the insurance industry, from her beginnings as a casualty underwriter to now holding a vice president role with CNA Insurance. 

A Wisconsin native and graduate of the Wisconsin School of Business, Talkowski is the first woman to hold her position in this region for the Chicago-based firm. In her role, she is responsible for driving innovative solutions for commercial insurance clients and leading and engaging with independent agents and staff in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Talkowski is also an advocate of growing and developing talent within CNA. She assists with sales training of CNA’s underwriters and acts as a mentor through CNA’s Women Impacting Leadership employee resources group. Outside her own firm, she regularly speaks to the University of Wisconsin’s Risk Management student group and serves as a mentor for the university’s sales seminar and Business Badger’s charity events.

She is also active in the community, encouraging her region to be involved with The Gathering, an organization that helps feed people in the community that would otherwise go hungry. CNA’s local branches have also taken part in various fundraising events, most recently for the Roger Abbott Foundation for blood disease research.

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