Julie Richardson
Julie Richardson

The Hartford on Thursday announced the election of Julie Richardson to its board of directors. Richardson will serve on the board’s Audit Committee as well as the Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee.

“With 25-plus years of financial services experience as a banker and investment professional at some of the world’s largest financial services firms, Julie will provide a unique set of perspectives and insights to our board,” said The Hartford’s Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee. “As we continue to transform The Hartford and focus on delivering greater value for shareholders, we look forward to drawing on her capital markets, finance and operational expertise.”

Richardson currently serves as a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners LLC. Previously, she was a partner and head of the firm’s New York office and led the firm’s global communications investment practice. Richardson was also vice-chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s investment banking division and head of its telecommunications, media and technology group. She began her career at Merrill Lynch.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Richardson has served on the boards of several public and privately held companies. She is a former director for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and the West Side YMCA and is on the board for St. Bernard’s School.

Source: The Hartford