The Hartford has a new treasurer. Starr Companies promoted an executive in its Domestic Accident & Health division. JLT Specialty USA named a new director.


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Sabra Purtill is The Hartford’s new treasurer. Purtill, who is keeping her position as head of investor relations, will add to her responsibilities the job of overseeing the corporate treasury group, including the company’s relationship with banks and rating agencies.

Purtill has been senior vice president and head of investor relations for The Hartford since June 2011. Before that, she held a related position at Assured Guaranty Ltd. and was also senior vice president, Corporate Finance at ACE Ltd.

She replaces Robert Paiano, who was recently named The Hartford’s chief risk officer. She’ll continue to report to The Hartford Chief Financial Officer Beth Bombara.


Starr Companies promoted Joyce Segall to head of domestic accident and health, covering the U.S. and Canada.

Segall joined Starr in February 2016 as chief underwriting officer for accident and health. She’s developed more than 20 years of insurance industry underwriting and management experience and has held senior positions at a number of other companies.

Starr Companies is the global marketing name for the operating and travel assistance companies and subsidiaries of Starr International Company Inc. and for the investment business of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries. Starr, through its operating insurance subsidiaries, provides property, casualty, and accident & health insurance products plus specialty coverages including aviation, marine, energy and excess casualty insurance.


JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, appointed Keith Cornish as a director based in New York City.

The appointment is part of JLT’s continued investment into construction specialty, further supporting JLT’s partnership with Construction Risk Partners (CRP) in January 2017.

Cornish brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate risk management and brokerage operations to JLT’s construction practice. He will join the organization’s leadership team and focus on business development and managing existing client relationships.

Most recently, Cornish served as the regional senior vice president for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and led its construction operations for the Northeast region. Prior to Gallagher, he was director of risk management for Hunter Roberts Construction Group, where he created a risk management platform when he joined the firm as a startup in 2005.

In the future, JLT plans to continue to invest in its construction capabilities in the U.S., said JLT Specialty USA CEO Mike Rice in a company press release.

Sources: The Hartford, Starr Companies, Jardine Lloyd Thompson

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