The Hartford Names David Robinson General Counsel And Kathy Bromage Chief Marketing And Communications Officer

Alan Kreczko to step down as general counsel, effective May 31, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn.--()--The Hartford has named David Robinson executive vice president and general counsel and Kathy Bromage as chief marketing and communications officer, effective June 1, 2015. Robinson succeeds current General Counsel Alan Kreczko. Both Robinson and Bromage will report to The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift.

“Few people have served such an influential role in our company and our transformation as Alan,” said Swift. “During his time at The Hartford, Alan served as the general counsel to three different CEOs, helping to manage the company through the financial crisis and a successful transformation. He also built strong and widely recognized philanthropic, environmental and compliance capabilities for the company. On behalf of the board of directors and everyone at The Hartford, I want to thank him for his many years of service, and his dedication to ensuring that The Hartford always maintained its stature as a highly ethical company committed to doing the right thing in its business and in the community.”

Added Swift, “I am pleased that we have an internal successor for general counsel in David Robinson. David has been an invaluable member of our team since joining our company in 2006. David’s leadership has spanned from leading legal efforts across several of our businesses, to serving as corporate secretary, and most recently, driving the company’s successful restructuring and process excellence efforts during our transformation. David is an exceptional lawyer and leader, and I look forward to welcoming him to The Hartford’s executive leadership team.”

The company will also combine its enterprise marketing and communication teams under the leadership of Kathy Bromage, who has been promoted to chief marketing and communications officer.

“Kathy has been with The Hartford for more than 10 years in senior leadership roles in marketing, strategy and digital,” said Swift. “Kathy’s background and deep business insights will help us amplify our marketing and communications efforts in support of building our brand and driving our growth strategy.”

About Alan Kreczko

Alan J. Kreczko assumed the role of executive vice president and general counsel of The Hartford in June 2007, overseeing the law department, government affairs, compliance and communications. He also chaired the company’s Environment Committee. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2003, Kreczko held various senior positions within the United States government, including as the acting assistant secretary of state for Population, Refugees and Migration, and as legal advisor to President Clinton’s National Security Council. He also served as deputy general counsel to the Department of State and as legal advisor to the President of the United States’ personal representatives for Middle East negotiations. Kreczko received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and is a Connecticut authorized house counsel. He serves on the board of directors for the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and is an advisor to Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services.

About David Robinson

David Robinson joined The Hartford in 2006. David has held a number of leadership positions at the company, including leading The Hartford’s legal efforts in Property & Casualty and Group Benefits, overseeing corporate law and serving as corporate secretary, and most recently, driving the company’s restructuring and transformation efforts. Before joining The Hartford, Robinson spent a number of years with Chubb, holding positions of increasing responsibility including serving as deputy general counsel. He also has a background in commercial litigation. Robinson is a member of the Board of Overseers of the RAND Corporation Institute for Civil Justice and serves on the board of the Metro Hartford Alliance and the executive board of the Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School. Robinson also holds a master’s degree in accounting. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

About Kathy Bromage

Kathy Bromage joined The Hartford in 2004 as chief marketing and strategy officer for Personal Lines, where she was responsible for strategic planning, consumer research, marketing, e-commerce, distribution and channel management. She served as the senior vice president of e-business with oversight responsibility for The Hartford’s digital assets, channels and marketing activities before assuming the role of The Hartford’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president of strategy for the company’s Small Commercial insurance segment. Prior to joining The Hartford, Bromage spent 11 years in various strategy and finance roles in the commercial banking, credit union and accounting industry. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. 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-F

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 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, 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.

From time to time, The Hartford may use its website to disseminate material company information. Financial and other important information regarding The Hartford is routinely accessible through and posted on our website at http://ir.thehartford.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about The Hartford when you enroll your email address by visiting the “Email Alerts” section at http://ir.thehartford.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:
The Hartford
Michelle Loxton, 1-860-547-7413
Michelle.Loxton@thehartford.com
or
Investor Contact:
Sabra Purtill, 1-860-547-8691
Sabra.Putill@thehartford.com

Contacts

Media Contact:
The Hartford
Michelle Loxton, 1-860-547-7413
Michelle.Loxton@thehartford.com
or
Investor Contact:
Sabra Purtill, 1-860-547-8691
Sabra.Putill@thehartford.com