The Hartford Names Lori Rodden Chief Human Resources Officer

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Marty Gervasi will retire at the end of 2019

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Hartford has appointed Lori Rodden as chief human resources officer, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Marty Gervasi, who is retiring after nine years with The Hartford. Rodden will report to Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. Gervasi will remain with the company into early 2020 in an advisory role.

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Lori Rodden (Photo: Business Wire)

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“Lori brings vast experience across human resources and was instrumental in the organizational design and integration of our recent acquisitions of Aetna’s U.S. group life and disability business and The Navigators Group,” said Swift. “She is an accomplished executive who is well-positioned to lead the human capital strategy at an exciting time of rapid technological innovation and demographic change for the industry.”

Swift added, “We are grateful to Marty, who led and executed a multi-year cultural transformation, which included the creation of a vision statement, the expansion of our diversity and inclusion strategies and outcomes, as well as the modernization of our benefits policies and processes. She leaves a strong legacy of attracting and retaining top talent, and our human resources organization has benefited from her exceptional leadership.”

Rodden will oversee all human-resources functions for approximately 19,000 employees, including talent management, compensation, benefits, and diversity and inclusion. She has more than 20 years of experience with The Hartford, during which time she served in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Rodden was the lead HR business partner for Property & Casualty, Group Benefits, Claims and Actuarial. Previously, she was the HR lead for Middle Market, Large Commercial, Sales & Distribution and Underwriting. Prior to joining The Hartford in 1997, she served in human resources positions for Ames Department Stores and Barnett Bank of Tampa. Rodden holds a bachelor of science in business with a concentration in HR Management from Binghamton University.

Gervasi has led human resources since May 2012 after serving as human resources lead for the company’s Commercial Markets division. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2010, she held human resources leadership roles with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and General Electric Corporation.

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Matthew Sturdevant 860-547-8664 matthew.sturdevant@thehartford.com

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