The Hartford today announced the appointment of Kathleen Winters to the company’s board of directors, effective July 1, 2024. She will serve on the board’s Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee as well as the Audit Committee. The company also announced that Edmund Reese, who was recently named chief financial officer of Aon, resigned from The Hartford’s board of directors, effective May 31, 2024.

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Kathleen Winters (Photo: Business Wire)

Kathleen Winters (Photo: Business Wire)

“Having served as CFO for two large, public companies, Kathleen brings a combination of C-suite experience, deep financial expertise, and a focus on business growth and profitability,” said The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. “She is a well-regarded leader who has successfully overseen global finance organizations and consistently achieved outstanding performance. We look forward to having Kathleen join the board as we continue to innovate, profitably grow, and deliver long-term value to our shareholders.”

Swift continued, “I want to thank Edmund for his service and contributions to the board and wish him well in his new endeavor.”

Winters is the former chief financial officer for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), where she drove transformation with a focus on financial and operational performance. Prior to ADP, Winters served as chief financial officer for MSCI, Inc. Previously, she held a series of roles of increasing responsibility at Honeywell International, Inc., culminating in her role as chief financial officer for Performance Materials and Technologies. Winters began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where she served as a senior manager in the Technology Information Communications and Entertainment Practice. Winters is also an experienced independent director, currently serving on the boards of Global Business Travel Group, Inc. and Definitive Healthcare Corp.

Winters earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College.

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