The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for Personal Lines.
She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford.
Sprague joined The Hartford in 1985 and has held leadership positions across the enterprise, most recently leading Personal Lines. Prior to that, Sprague led Small Commercial, where he spearheaded improvements to product offerings and the ICON system, which improved the agent quoting and new business experience.
In her new role, Bush will continue to report to The Hartford’s President Doug Elliot.
Bringing a greater focus on the use of data and digital technology will help to improve the way The Hartford operates and delivers increased value to customers and distribution channels, Elliot said in a company press release.
Previously, Bush was senior vice president of product management in personal insurance at Travelers, and prior to that, she spent 20 years at The Hartford in positions of increasing responsibility in commercial insurance product, underwriting and field operations.
Bush returned to The Hartford in 2013 as chief product and underwriting officer for Small Commercial and was promoted to head of the business in 2014. Under her leadership, The Hartford completed the acquisition of Maxum, an excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurer, and expanded its focus on micro-business.
Bush is on the board of directors of the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Conn.
Source: The Hartford
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