The Hartford has appointed Sabra Purtill to the position of treasurer effective Sept. 16. This is an expanded role for Purtill, who will oversee the corporate treasury group, including the company's relationship with banks and rating agencies, in addition to her current role as head of investor relations.

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Sabra Purtill, The Hartford's Treasurer and head of Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire).

Sabra Purtill, The Hartford's Treasurer and head of Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire).

Purtill succeeds Robert Paiano, who was recently named chief risk offer, as treasurer. Purtill continues to report to The Hartford's Chief Financial Officer Beth Bombara.

"Sabra has deep knowledge of The Hartford's finances as well as a broad understanding of the insurance industry and capital markets from her extensive experience as an analyst, finance leader and commercial and investment banker," said Bombara. "We are proud to have Sabra lead corporate treasury."

Purtill was ranked the No. 1 investor relations professional in the insurance industry in 2017, 2016 and 2015 by Institutional Investor. She has been senior vice president and head of investor relations for The Hartford since June 2011. Purtill's career in financial services includes banking and rating-agency experience.

Before coming to The Hartford, Purtill was managing director of investor relations and communications at Assured Guaranty Ltd. Prior to her position at Assured, she was senior vice president, Corporate Finance at ACE Limited. Purtill also has extensive experience as a sell-side analyst, rating agency analyst and a commercial and investment banker focused on insurance and non-depository financial institutions.

Purtill holds a bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia and a master's degree from Georgetown University. She is a CFA charterholder.

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