Hartford Names Deputy General Counsel

The Hartford Financial Services Group announced the appointment of Alan J. Kreczko as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. In this new position, Kreczko will supervise the company’s property & casualty law and compliance units.

Kreczko comes to The Hartford following a distinguished 25-year career in federal government, most recently in the U.S. Department of State as acting assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration. Among his other duties in that role at the State Department, Kreczko oversaw the U.S. humanitarian response to recent world crisis areas, including relief efforts in Afghanistan, the Balkans, West Africa and East Timor, among others.

Before assuming the role of acting assistant secretary at the State Department, Kreczko served five years as special assistant to the president and legal advisor to the National Security Council. Prior to that, he served for many years as deputy legal advisor to the secretary of state.

Most recently, Kreczko was a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.

Kreczko’s articles have been published in Foreign Policy, the Virginia Journal of International Law and the Michigan Law Review.

Kreczko received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor at the Michigan Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

The Hartford is one of the nation’s largest investment and insurance companies, with 2002 revenues of $16.4 billion. The company is a leading provider of investment products, life insurance and group benefits; automobile and homeowners products; and business property and casualty insurance.