The Hartford announced today Doug Elliot will retire as the company’s president effective Dec. 31, following more than 11 years with the company.
“Doug was instrumental in expanding the company’s suite of products, developing industry-specific verticals within our property-casualty business and elevating our underwriting excellence,” said The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. “We sincerely thank Doug for his strong leadership and steadfast determination in transforming The Hartford over the past decade. The company is well positioned for profitable growth in the years ahead as we build on our 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, market-facing businesses – Middle & Large Commercial and Global Specialty, which together offer specialized solutions to help clients manage risk.
Effective Nov. 1, The Hartford will realign its leadership structure in preparation for Elliot’s retirement. A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, who currently heads Middle & Large Commercial, will report directly to Swift and will take on expanded responsibility for Global Specialty and Sales & Distribution. Stephanie Bush will report directly to Swift and maintain her role as head of Small Commercial and Personal Lines. The company’s Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Ross Fisher, also will report directly to Swift and will continue to have responsibility for underwriting across the enterprise, Global Reinsurance, Risk Engineering and the company’s Internet of Things operations.
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 mix of talent, suite of products and capabilities to succeed. I have great confidence in the deep experience of The Hartford’s leaders 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 started his career in public accounting after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.
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Susan Spivak Bernstein