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The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Swift Reelected Chairman of AIA’s Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 8, 2017 The American Insurance Association (AIA) is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Swift, chairman,  and CEO of The Hartford was unanimously reelected as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Directors at its March Board meeting. Swift was first elected AIA’s Chairman in 2016.

“I congratulate Chris on his unanimous reelection as our Chairman,” said Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO of AIA. “AIA is fortunate to have his continued support.  Chris has brought a tremendous vision and enthusiasm to AIA throughout his tenure as Chairman and we’re pleased that he will be serving another term.”

“As we recognize AIA’s 150th anniversary and celebrate the opening of its new DC headquarters, I’m honored to continue serving as Chairman,” said Swift. “AIA has been and remains at the forefront of advocacy for the property-casualty industry at all levels of government. I’m excited to work with my colleagues on the AIA Board and the talented team at AIA in laying the foundation for the next century of accomplishments.”

Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer before becoming CEO in June 2014. He also serves as a member of several boards and committees including 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, the International Insurance Society, the Insurance Development Forum, and the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry. Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise. Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers. 

Our membership is comprised of more than 330 companies, collectively writing more than $134 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

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