The Hartford Names Susan L. Johnson Vice President Of Diversity And Inclusion

  The Hartford Names Susan L. Johnson Vice President Of Diversity And
  Inclusion

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- May 08, 2013

The Hartford named Susan L. Johnson vice president of Diversity and Inclusion.
She is responsible for leading the company’s initiatives to hire and retain
diverse talent, as well as develop strategies that drive employee engagement
and extend the company’s contemporary work practices.

Susan L. Johnson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (Photo: Business
Wire)

Susan L. Johnson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (Photo: Business
Wire)

“At The Hartford, engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce that mirrors the
marketplace and local communities is a business imperative,” said The
Hartford’s Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. “We want the company to
be an inclusive place where people can succeed because of their differences,
not in spite of them. Susan’s appointment demonstrates The Hartford’s
sustained commitment to attracting, engaging, and retaining the best talent to
deliver greater value for shareholders.”

Prior to joining The Hartford, Johnson was vice president of executive
succession and diversity strategies at Pitney Bowes. She has held a variety of
human resource management positions at Pepsi-Cola and Campbell Soup Company.
Johnson’s experience also includes participation in local, state and national
political campaigns, as well as work on domestic policy and management issues
in the public sector.

Johnson is a member of the board of trustees at the Greenwich Country Day
School. She is also a regional officer for Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and
is an active member of The Links, Inc. She is a graduate of Spelman College
and received a Master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell
University.

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a leader in
property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company
is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices,
trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial
performance is available at www.thehartford.com. Join us on Facebook at
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Contact:

The Hartford
Media Contact:
Michelle Symington, 860-547-5385
michelle.symington@thehartford.com
or
Investor Contacts:
Sabra Purtill, 860-547-8691
sabra.purtill@thehartford.com
or
Sean Rourke, 860-547-5688
sean.rourke@thehartford.com
 
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