The Hartford Announces Small Commercial Leadership Appointments

  The Hartford Announces Small Commercial Leadership Appointments

  *Stephanie Bush joins as senior vice president of Small Commercial product
    and underwriting
  *Rick Newell named head of Small Commercial sales

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- February 6, 2013

Insurance industry veterans Stephanie Bush and Rick Newell have been named to
senior leadership positions in The Hartford’s Small Commercial segment, the
company announced today.

Rick Newell, Vice President, Head of Small Commercial Sales, The Hartford
(Photo: Business Wire)

Rick Newell, Vice President, Head of Small Commercial Sales, The Hartford
(Photo: Business Wire)

Bush assumes the role of senior vice president, chief product and underwriting
officer for Small Commercial, while Newell has been named vice president and
head of Small Commercial sales. Both report to Ray Sprague, senior vice
president of Small Commercial insurance.

“We have stood behind small business owners and protected their businesses
since we established the first dedicated small business unit more than three
decades ago,” said Sprague. “The experience that Stephanie and Rick bring to
their new roles will be invaluable as we seek to provide the best choice and
value for small business owners and the agents and brokers who work with
them.”

Bush returns to The Hartford, where she excelled during a 20-year career in
positions of increasing responsibility in The Hartford’s commercial insurance
and field operations prior to leaving the company in 2008. Most recently, Bush
was with Travelers Insurance, where she served as senior vice president of
product management for personal insurance.

A 29-year insurance industry veteran, Newell has held leadership roles in
product and sales in The Hartford’s Small Commercial and Consumer Markets
businesses during his 13-year tenure with The Hartford. Prior to joining The
Hartford, Newell held positions with Allianz/Fireman's Fund and Aetna. In his
new role, he will be responsible for Small Commercial distribution strategy,
field sales and agency management.

The Hartford’s Small Commercial segment, which offers the Spectrum ® Business
Owner’s Policy, Workers’ Compensation and Commercial Auto, has more than one
million policies in force. Small Commercial policies are distributed through
independent agents and brokers, and specialized sales teams.

About The Hartford

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is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices,
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Contact:

The Hartford
Heather Serignese, 860-547-3301
Heather.Serignese@thehartford.com
 
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