The Hartford Financial Services Group has named Juan Andrade president and chief operating officer of its Property and Casualty Operations effective immediately, according to a press release issued by company. Andrade will continue to report to the carrier's chairman and CEO Ramani Ayer and will serve as a member of the Office of the Chairman.
Andrade joined The Hartford in 2006 to head the P&C operation's claims organization. The Hartford source credits him with having transformed the organization into a more focused and disciplined group, emphasizing enhanced customer service, greater employee engagement and increased efficiency. Andrade was appointed to executive vice president for sales and distribution in 2008, where he expanded and enhanced the company's relationships with its agents, according to the carrier. In February 2009, he assumed the role of Interim P&C Co-leader of The Hartford's Property and Casualty Operations.
Prior to joining The Hartford, Andrade held several leadership positions with The Progressive Corporation, serving as general manager of the company's Gulf Coast Region and, prior to that, the company's Southern California, Colorado and Wyoming business units, according to the press release. He also held management positions with AIG, working with worldwide consumer lines operations and holding responsibility for personal lines operations and multi-line business development in the Caribbean. Andrade began his career as a presidential management intern and went on to work on national security and foreign policy issues within the executive branch and the Executive Office of The President.
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