Zurich U.S., a provider of commercial and casualty insurance, has hired banker Mary Fran Callahan as treasurer.

Ms. Callahan was the director of treasury operations at St. Paul Federal Bank in Chicago, which Charter One Bank of Cleveland bought last month. Earlier she was a financial planner at Arthur Andersen & Co.

At Zurich U.S. she succeeded Steve Blondell, who has left the company. Ms. Callahan will report to Thomas Buess, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Zurich U.S., which is based in Schaumburg, Ill., is a unit of the Swiss company Zurich Financial Services Group.

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