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Hartford realigns senior leadership


The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has announced a realignment of its senior leadership positions.

The changes are part of the company's strategy to “profitably grow the Property & Casualty, Group Benefits and Mutual Funds businesses, reduce the size and risk of Talcott Resolution and become a more efficient and effective organization,” The Hartford’s CEO Christopher J. Swift said in a statement Tuesday.

Doug Elliot, who is currently president, will have expanded responsibilities including oversight for consumer markets, property and casualty lines of business, group benefits and claims, according to the statement.

Bill Bloom has been named executive vice president of operations and technology. Previously, Mr. Bloom was president of global client services at EXL Service Holdings, Inc.

Brion Johnson, current chief investment officer and president of Hartford Investment Management Co., will also oversee Hartford’s runoff annuity operations, Talcott Resolution. Mr. Johnson succeeds Beth Bombara as head of Talcott Resolution. Ms. Bombara was named chief financial officer of The Hartford on July 1, according to the statement.

Ray Sprague has been named executive vice president of strategy and business development. Previously, he was head of the insurer’s commercial business.

Stephanie Bush has been named the head of small commercial. She was previously chief product and underwriting officer for small commercial.