The Hartford appoints Tracey Ant to lead its medium and large commercial businesses

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford has appointed Tracey Ant as head of medium and large commercial business units effective January 1st. In this newly created role, Ant will oversee all medium and large commercial business units to drive underwriting excellence across multiple verticals including construction, large real estate, real estate, life sciences, technology, energy and marine. She will continue to report to A. Morris “Mo” Taker, Head of Middle & Large Commercial, Global Specialty and Sales & Distribution.

“Tracey is a well-known and respected leader both internally and externally,” said Taker. “Her unwavering commitment to talent development and deep concern for the agent and broker experience is unparalleled. We are confident that she will continue to advance our solutions for mid-sized and large companies and drive our future growth strategy.”

Ant has over 25 years of insurance industry experience, beginning her career as a liability underwriter at The Hartford, followed by positions of increasing responsibility at Marsh McLennan – one of the industry’s leading brokerage firms. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Additionally, effective January 1, Gretchen Thompson will replace Ant’s role, which leads General Industries, Technology, Life Sciences and Large Property for Middle & Large Commercial, as well as the field force, alternative distribution and underwriting centers. Thompson is currently the director of The Hartford’s Construction, Inland Shipping, Excess Solutions and Complex Liability Solutions divisions for medium and large commercial companies.

Thompson who was named to business insurance On the Women to Watch list in 2016, has been with The Hartford since 2005. Before joining The Hartford, Thompson held various finance positions at General Electric. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Additionally, effective November 1, Stephen Screen will become the new Head of Enterprise Sales & Distribution at The Hartford, reporting to Tooker.

In more than 14 years at The Hartford, Screen has held positions of increasing responsibility including Technology Underwriter, Middle Market Manager and most recently Head of Sales Management. In his new role, Screen will be responsible for strengthening agent and broker relationships to support revenue growth in Small Commercial, Middle & Large Commercial and Global Specialty. A graduate of Virginia Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management, he will be based in Charlotte.

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