Chubb appointed three executives focused on various aspects of government lobbying. CNA named an executive to a new underwriting position within its Commercial unit. The Hartford has two new board members – including one who ran a major industry trade association for years.


Chubb made three new executive appointments focused on government lobbying.

  • Jodi Hanson Bond is the insurer’s new senior vice president, Global Government and Industry Affairs. In her new role, effective Nov. 1 Bond will oversee and coordinate Chubb’s global government relations work, charged with providing leadership and strategic direction on government affairs to support Chubb’s global insurance and reinsurance operations.

Bond will report to Joseph Wayland, executive vice president and general counsel and be based in Washington. She succeeds Patricia Henry, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after 25 years at Chubb and its predecessor companies.

Previously, Bond was senior vice president, Americas, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and before that was vice president Global Government Relations, at Motorola Corp.

  • Yancy Molnar has been named senior vice president, head of International Government Affairs and Public Policy. Molnar will be charged with directing the company’s international government affairs, and represent Chubb with U.S. and foreign government officials relating to Chubb’s international activities.
  • Karen Valanzano has been appointed senior vice president, head of Federal Government and Political Affairs. In this role, Valanzano will direct Chubb’s activities regarding federal legislative matters, including representing Chubb before the U.S. Congress and various federal agencies.


CNA appointed Katie Wilson to the position of senior vice president, Underwriting Services, within its Commercial unit.

In her new role, Wilson is responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and general management of Underwriting Services. She reports to Julie Stephenson, chief underwriting officer for Commerical Insurance.

Wilson joined CNA in 200 as vice president, package and General Liability Underwriting. Most recently, she served as vice president, General Liability, Cyber and E&O Underwriting.


The Hartford elected two new members to its board of directors. Greig Woodring and Steve McGill will take on their new roles effective Dec. 20, 2017.

Both will replace Charlie Strauss and H. Patrick Swygert, who will not be up for reelection in May 2018 due to hitting mandatory retirement age.

Woodring, 66, was president and CEO of Reinsurance Group of America from 1993 until he retired in Dec. 2016. McGill, 59, retired in January 2017 as group president of Aon Plc and chairman and CEO of the Risk Solutions business segment, which included Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management advisory and insurance brokerage firm, and Aon Benfield, the reinsurance brokerage firm.

Sources: Chubb, CNA, The Hartford

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