The Hartford Announces Doug Elliot Will Retire as Company President


HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford today announced that Doug Elliot will retire as president of the company effective Dec. 31, after more than 11 years with the company.

“Doug has been instrumental in expanding the company’s product line, developing industry-specific verticals within our P&C business, and elevating our underwriting excellence,” said said Christopher Swift, president and CEO of Hartford. “We sincerely thank Doug for his strong leadership and unwavering determination in transforming The Hartford over the past decade. The company is well positioned for profitable growth in the years ahead as we continue to build momentum to best serve all stakeholders. »

Elliot oversaw the integration of The Navigators Group, Inc., a global specialty underwriter, after The Hartford acquired it in 2019. The acquisition led to the creation of two distinct, multi-billion dollar businesses geared towards market – Middle & Large Commercial and Global Specialty, which together offer specialist solutions to help clients manage risk.

Effective November 1, The Hartford will realign its leadership structure in preparation for Elliot’s retirement. A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, who currently leads the medium and large business operations, will report directly to Swift and assume expanded responsibility for global specialties and sales and distribution. Stephanie Bush will report directly to Swift and retain her role as Head of Small Business and Individuals. The company’s Global Head of Underwriting, Ross Fisher, will also report directly to Swift and continue to be responsible for company-wide underwriting, global reinsurance, risk engineering and operations. Internet of things society.

Elliot said: “I am honored to have had the opportunity to work for this iconic and trusted brand and proud to be a part of The Hartford’s esteemed history. Today, we have the right combination of talent, product line and capability to succeed. I have great confidence in the deep experience of The Hartford’s leadership and look forward to seeing them continue to compete and win in the marketplace.

Prior to joining The Hartford in 2011, Elliot served as CEO of Hartford Steam Boiler after a long and distinguished career in the insurance industry. He began his career in public accounting after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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