The Hartford has named Michael Garrison as head of Wholesale for Navigators, a brand of The Hartford. Garrison will lead the strategic direction, growth, and underwriting for the business, as well as manage relationships with the company’s wholesale distribution partners. He will report to The Hartford’s head of Global Specialty Adrien Robinson beginning November 1.
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The Hartford has named Michael Garrison as head of Wholesale for Navigators, a brand of The Hartford. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Michael’s deep knowledge and extensive expertise in a broad range of specialty lines, both domestic and internationally, will be a tremendous asset as we continue to invest in and grow our wholesale franchise,” said Robinson. “We are in the midst of an historic global market transformation, and Michael’s leadership will only strengthen our commitment and ability to continually provide valuable solutions to unique and complex risks in primary and excess casualty, financial lines, property, inland marine, transportation and environmental.”
With more than 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, Garrison brings a broad range of business insights in global risk having worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Bermuda, and Paris. Prior to joining The Hartford, he was president, head of Global Construction and International First-Party Lines at Allied World, after being president, Asia Pacific based in Singapore for the company. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s global markets insurance operations in Asia-Pacific. He also oversaw the implementation of the region's strategic plan and was responsible for the oversight of the company's direct insurance offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.
Previously, Garrison served as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer at Starr Companies where he created and developed first-party underwriting platforms for International Onshore Energy, Global Construction, Global Exploration & Production, and International General Property. In addition, he managed strategic planning and development and coordinated local compliance, operations, and systems for Starr’s new country start-ups. He also managed all lines of underwriting authority and aggregates for Starr’s Bermuda company, its subsidiaries, and branches.
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