The Hartford has named Matthew Kirk senior vice president of Sales and Distribution for the company’s Commercial Markets division, reporting to Commercial Markets President Doug Elliot. The company has promoted Jay Rosenblum to succeed Kirk as senior vice president of Government Affairs, reporting to Alan Kreczko, executive vice president and general counsel for The Hartford.
Rosenblum will oversee and set strategic direction for The Hartford’s state and federal advocacy. He joined the company in 2009 and has led The Hartford’s federal affairs team in Washington, D.C., and was the company’s chief advocate before Congress and the executive branch.Prior to joining The Hartford, Rosenblum represented the accounting profession in Washington, D.C., for nine years, first at Ernst & Young and later as the head of Grant Thornton’s Government Affairs office. Earlier in his career, he held several roles in the Clinton administration. Laura Haines has been promoted to succeed Rosenblum as vice president of federal affairs. Haines has served as assistant vice president for Government Affairs since 2006. She began her career at The Hartford in 1993 in Group Benefits sales and was the top group sales producer in 1996 and 1997 for the priority accounts segment. From 1999 to 2002, Haines worked for Standard Insurance Company selling group life and disability insurance. She returned to The Hartford in 2002 when she joined The Hartford’s federal affairs office. About The Hartford The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHartford. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford. HIG-C Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued.
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