The Hartford has appointed Michael Garrison as head of wholesale for Navigators, a brand of The Hartford, effective Nov. 1. In his new role, Garrison will lead the strategic direction, growth and underwriting for the business and manage relationships with its wholesale distribution partners. He will report to Adrien Robinson, head of global specialty for The Hartford.
“Michael’s deep knowledge and extensive expertise in a broad range of specialty lines, both domestic and internationally, will be a tremendous asset as we continue to invest in and grow our domestic franchise,” Robinson said. “We are in the midst of a historic global market transformation, and Michael’s leadership will only strengthen our commitment and ability to continually provide valuable solutions to unique and complex risks in primary and excess casualty, financial lines, property, inland marine, transportation and environmental.”
Garrison has more than 28 years of industry experience, and has worked in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Bermuda and Paris. Prior to joining The Hartford, he served as head of global construction and international first-party lines at Allied World. He has also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Starr Companies, where he created and developed first-party underwriting platforms for international onshore energy, global construction, global exploration and production, and international general property.