The Hartford has appointed Stephanie Bush and Rick Newell to senior leadership positions in small commercial segment. Bush assumes the role of SVP, chief product and underwriting officer for small commercial, while Newell has been named VP and head of small commercial sales. Both report to Ray Sprague, SVP of small commercial insurance.

Bush returns to The Hartford, where she had a 20-year career in positions of increasing responsibility in The Hartford’s commercial insurance and field operations prior to leaving the company in 2008. Most recently, Bush was with Travelers Insurance, where she served as SVP of product management for personal insurance.

With 29 years in insurance, Newell has been with The Hartford for 13 years. Prior, he held positions with Allianz/Fireman's Fund and Aetna. In his new role, he will be responsible for small commercial distribution strategy, field sales and agency management.

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