The Hartford taps new head of middle and large commercial

Industry veteran steps into newly created role

The Hartford taps new head of middle and large commercial

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

The Hartford has announced the appointment of Tracey Ant (pictured above) as head of middle and large commercial business units, effective Jan. 1.

In her newly created role, Ant will be responsible for all middle and large commercial business units, overseeing underwriting across a spectrum of industries including construction, large property, real estate, life sciences, technology, energy, and marine. She will report to A. Morris “Mo” Tooker, head of middle and large commercial, global specialty, and sales and distribution for The Hartford.

“Tracey is a well-known and highly respected leader both internally and externally,” Tooker said. “Her steadfast commitment to growing talent and deeply caring about the experiences of agents and brokers is unparalleled. We’re confident that she will continue to advance our solutions for midsize and large businesses and drive our future growth strategy.”

Ant has more than 25 years of industry experience. She began her career as a casualty underwriter at The Hartford, and has also held roles at Marsh McLennan.

Also effective Jan. 1, Gretchen Thompson will succeed Ant in her current role leading middle and large commercial’s general industries, technology, life sciences, and large property, as well as field operations, alternative distribution and underwriting centers. Thompson currently serves as The Hartford’s head of construction, inland marine, excess solutions and complex liability solutions for middle and large commercial. Prior to joining The Hartford, Thompson held various finance positions at General Electric.

In addition, The Hartford has named Stephen Screen as its new head of enterprise sales and distribution, reporting to Tooker. Screen has served in roles of increasing responsibility at The Hartford for more than 14 years, most recently as head of distribution management. In his new role, he will be responsible for strengthening agent and broker relationships to help bolster sales growth across small commercial, middle and large commercial and global specialty.

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