Property and casualty insurer, The Hartford has named Tracey Ant head of Middle & Large Commercial Business Units.
According to the announcement, as of January 1, 2023, Ant will oversee all Middle & Large Commercial business units driving underwriting excellence across multiple industries including construction, large property, real estate, life sciences, technology, energy, and marine.
She began her career as a casualty underwriter at The Hartford, followed by roles of increasing responsibility at Marsh McLennan – one of the industry’s leading brokerage firms. She now has over 25 years of experience in the industry.
Ant will continue to report to A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, Head of Middle & Large Commercial, Global Specialty and Sales & Distribution.
Tooker commented: “Tracey is a well-known and highly respected leader both internally and externally. Her steadfast commitment to growing talent and deeply caring about the experiences of agents and brokers is unparalleled. We’re confident that she will continue to advance our solutions for midsize and large businesses and drive our future growth strategy.”
Also, effective January 1, Gretchen Thompson will replace Ant’s role leading Middle & Large Commercial’s General Industries, Technology, Life Sciences, and Large Property, as well as field operations, alternative distribution and underwriting centres, the firm added.
Thompson has been at The Hartford since 2005 and currently the firm’s head of Construction, Inland Marine, Excess Solutions and Complex Liability Solutions for Middle & Large Commercial.
Prior to joining The Hartford, Thompson held various finance positions at General Electric. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Additionally, Stephen Screen will become The Hartford’s new head of Enterprise Sales & Distribution, reporting to Tooker, effective November 1, 2022.
In his new role, Screen will be responsible for strengthening agent and broker relationships to help bolster sales growth across Small Commercial, Middle & Large Commercial and Global Specialty.
He has worked at The Hartford for more than 14 years and has held roles of increasing responsibility including technology underwriter, Middle Market manager, and most recently head of Distribution Management.