The Hartford Promotes Bateman To SVP and Controller

August 29, 2012

Conn.-based insurer, The Hartford promoted Robert Bateman to senior vice president and controller of the company. Bateman succeeds Beth Bombara who was recently promoted to lead The Hartford’s Life Runoff business.

In his new role, Bateman will be responsible for the accounting operations of the company and will report to Christopher J. Swift, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Hartford.

“With his engaging leadership style and enterprise focus, Rob has been an asset for the organization since he joined The Hartford in 2004,” Swift said. “His wealth of knowledge about the property and casualty industry, his strong analytic skills and his willingness to think differently are great assets as we execute on our strategic plan to focus on the property and casualty, group benefits and mutual funds businesses. I look forward to his ongoing contributions to the finance team in this new capacity.”

In his previous position, Bateman was senior vice president and chief financial officer for The Hartford’s Commercial Markets division. Bateman joined The Hartford in 2004 and has served in a variety of roles within the finance organization, including chief financial officer for Claims and The Hartford’s P&C Runoff business.

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