Virginia P. Ruesterholz Named To The Hartford’s Board Of Directors

  Virginia P. Ruesterholz Named To The Hartford’s Board Of Directors

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- May 15, 2013

Virginia P. Ruesterholz, 52, has been elected to The Hartford’s board of
directors, the company announced today.

Virginia P. Ruesterholz (Photo: Business Wire)

Virginia P. Ruesterholz (Photo: Business Wire)

“Virginia is a seasoned strategic business leader who has significant
experience leading large, complex global organizations,” said The Hartford's
Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. “Her knowledge and perspective,
particularly in the technology arena, will be valuable to The Hartford as we
continue to execute on our strategic plan to focus on the property and
casualty, group benefits and mutual funds businesses.”

Ruesterholz, who retired in 2012, most recently served as executive vice
president of Verizon Communications, responsible for overseeing key strategic
initiatives. She previously served as president of Verizon Services
Operations. Her career at Verizon, a Dow 30 company and leader in delivering
broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer,
business, government and wholesale customers, and its predecessor companies,
spanned almost three decades. Her experience includes key business unit
leadership roles that drove the company’s network, technology and growth
strategies.

She graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s
degree in chemical engineering, earned a master’s degree in telecommunications
management from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and was awarded an honorary
doctorate of engineering from Stevens. Ruesterholz was recently named chairman
of the board of trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is the
first female to hold this position. She is also a former member of the board
of directors of the Manhattan Theater Club.

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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The Hartford
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