HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford today announced the appointment of Matt Winter to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 24, 2020. He will serve on the board’s Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, effective Feb. 24, 2020; and Compensation and Management Development Committee, effective May 20, 2020.
“Matt brings impressive and highly applicable industry experience and leadership to the board from his distinguished career as an executive in both property-casualty and life insurance across various functions and operations,” said The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. “His range of knowledge will provide us with valuable insight as we focus on organic growth across our broad suite of products and offerings.”
Winter, 63, was president of The Allstate Corporation and CEO of Allstate Life Insurance Company until his retirement in February 2018. Winter led both the Allstate Personal Lines business, offering a wide range of property-casualty products, and the Allstate Life and Retirement business, offering life insurance and voluntary products, with both P&C and life product distribution through Allstate agents and independent agents. Winter joined Allstate in 2009 as the president of Allstate Financial and served in a variety of executive roles before being named president of Allstate Corporation in January 2015.
Before joining Allstate, Winter held numerous senior executive positions at large financial institutions and insurance companies, including American International Group (AIG), where he was responsible for all Global Operations and Systems, administrative and divestiture operations as well as AIG India and United Guaranty Corporation. He also served as president and CEO for AIG’s American General domestic life companies, which included life insurance, single premium immediate annuities, and voluntary benefits products. Earlier in his career he was executive vice president at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he led the company’s domestic insurance businesses, and, prior to that, he was vice president and chief ethics and corporate compliance officer for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Winter served 12 years of active duty with the U.S. Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Michigan, a juris doctor from Albany Law School of Union University and a master of laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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