The Hartford has named David Firstenberg as chief underwriting officer for the company's property and casualty (P&C) businesses, reporting to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. Firstenberg replaces Mo Tooker, who was recently named head of The Hartford's Middle Market segment.

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"With more than 20 years of executive experience in the P&C industry, David is an accomplished and admired leader," said Elliot. "David's deep knowledge and experience will be instrumental as we continue to expand our risk appetite in new and evolving markets while remaining committed to underwriting discipline and fundamentals."

Firstenberg will oversee the common underwriting framework across The Hartford's Small Commercial, Middle Market, Specialty Commercial and Personal Lines segments, and partner with the businesses to enable them to profitably grow through improved underwriting, product and risk management. He will lead development of the company's underwriting approach for new markets and emerging risk in addition to the risk engineering function of the company.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Firstenberg was President and CEO of Canal Insurance Company, a specialty insurer. Previously, he held divisional management and senior leadership roles at other national and regional insurers, including Hanover. Firstenberg's expertise spans the full range of P&C insurance operations, including ceded reinsurance, personal lines, small and mid- to-large commercial lines, surety, and specialty.

Firstenberg holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Haverford College.

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