The Hartford Announces Leadership Succession

June 11, 2014

The Hartford announced that Christopher J. Swift has been appointed chief executive officer of The Hartford and a member of the company’s Board of Directors and that Douglas G. Elliot has been named president.

Liam E. McGee, currently chairman, president and chief executive officer, continues in his role as executive chairman of the Board until the next annual shareholders’ meeting. The company also appointed Beth A. Bombara to succeed Swift in the chief financial officer role.

The appointments are effective July 1, 2014.

Christopher Swift
Christopher Swift

Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 and is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously he held various senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG).

Elliot joined The Hartford in April 2011 as president of Commercial Markets. Before that he served as president of Hartford Steam Boiler, a subsidiary of Munich Re, and was a senior advisor with Aspen Insurance Holdings. He began his career in public accounting before joining The Travelers Companies, Inc., where he rose through the ranks to become chief operating officer for Travelers Property-Casualty.

Doug Elliot
Doug Elliot

Bombara has been president of Talcott Resolution since July 2012 and prior to that served as senior vice president and controller for the company. She joined The Hartford in April 2004. Prior to that, Bombara was a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit practice and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Source: The Hartford

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