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The Hartford Names John Wilcox Head Of Strategy and Ventures

September 9, 2016
"Establishing this role enables us to advance our strategy while maintaining our focus on strong day-to-day execution"

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hartford has hired John Wilcox as chief strategy and ventures officer, effective Sept. 12. In this newly created position, Wilcox will lead The Hartford’s efforts to identify and capitalize on new opportunities to drive growth through innovation and improve operating capabilities. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift.

Wilcox brings nearly three decades of insurance industry experience to the new role, including four years at The Hartford where he held senior leadership positions in corporate strategy and Personal Lines.

“Establishing this role enables us to advance our strategy while maintaining our focus on strong day-to-day execution,” said Swift. “John is a proven leader with unique insight grounded in a deep understanding of our industry and company, and I am pleased to welcome him back to The Hartford.”

Since 2012, Wilcox has served as president and chief operating officer at Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage firm. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2008, Wilcox was a partner with McKinsey & Company. His career includes previous positions with Hyperion Capital Management, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting and Marsh & McLennan.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago.

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