Washington, DC – The American Insurance Association (AIA) recently announced that The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Swift, will become Chairman of AIA’s Board of Directors at its March meeting, serving a one-year term. Swift succeeds Michael S. McGavick, CEO of XL Group plc, who served as Chairman during the past year.
“AIA thanks Mike McGavick for his outstanding stewardship over the past year and is thrilled to have Chris Swift serve as our next Chairman,” said Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO of AIA. “Chris’s energy, commitment and proven leadership will be a tremendous asset to AIA and our diverse membership. We’re grateful to have his and The Hartford’s continued support, as well as the support of all our members, as we work to represent the property-casualty industry before all levels of government.”
“This is an exciting time for our industry and I am honored to serve as Chairman,” said Swift. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and AIA staff on important policy issues, such as the pace of technological change, cyber security risk and the changing regulatory environment, each of which have important consequences for consumers, our industry and the regulatory community.”
In March 2010, Swift joined as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Hartford, a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds with more than 200 years of expertise. He became CEO in June 2014.
Swift is on the board of the Insurance Information Institute and is a member of: the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Villanova School of Business; the Business Council; The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Financial Services Roundtable and the International Insurance Society. Swift holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a Certified Public Accountant.