Liberty Mutual promoted a veteran employee to the position of chief underwriting officer, North America, for its Global Risk Solutions unit. The Hartford appointed a new chief human resources officer, who will take on the new position as of Oct. 1.


Liberty Mutual Insurance promoted David Perez to the position of chief underwriting officer, North America, for Global Risk Solutions, the insurer’s global commercial and specialty lines insurer/reinsurer.

David Perez/Liberty Mutual

In this new role, Perez will partner with underwriting leaders in Global Risk Solutions’ North American businesses to drive underwriting strategy and operations to maximize the value Liberty Mutual brings to brokers and customers. He will also oversee training and development of the underwriting community.

Perez has been with Liberty Mutual since 2012, most recently as executive vice president of National Insurance Specialty.

James Slaughter, chief underwriting officer for Global Risk Solutions, said in prepared remarks that Perez has proven to be “an exceptional innovator and transformation agent, and will bring these skills to a key new role serving all of our operations in North America.”


The Hartford appointed Lori Rodden as chief human resources officer, and she takes on the new position as of Oct. 1.

Rodden succeeds Marty Gervasi, who is retiring after nine years with The Hartford. Rodden will report to Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift, and Gervasi will remain with the company into early 2020 as an adviser.

Lori Rodden/The Hartford

Rodden will oversee all human-resources functions for approximately 19,000 employees, including talent management, compensation, benefits, and diversity and inclusion.

She has more than 20 years of experience with The Hartford, most recently as the lead HR business partner for Property & Casualty, Group Benefits, Claims and Actuarial. Previously, she was the HR lead for Middle Market, Large Commercial, Sales & Distribution and Underwriting.

Before joining The Hartford in 1997, she served in human resources positions for Ames Department Stores and Barnett Bank of Tampa.

Gervasi has led human resources since May 2012 after serving as human resources lead for the company’s Commercial Markets division. Before joining The Hartford in 2010, she held human resources leadership roles with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and General Electric Corporation.

Soberurces: Liberty Mutual, The Hartford