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Christopher J. Swift, Bus Ad ’83, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2017. He is chairman and CEO of The Hartford, a 207-year-old national leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. Swift is responsible for the company’s strategy and growth, its capital allocation, and the company’s performance, culture and leadership.
Swift joined The Hartford in 2010 and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer through 2014. In that position, Swift played a central role in the company’s financial turnaround and strategic transformation.
Previously, Swift held senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG). He began his career in public accounting at KPMG LLP, focused on financial services, and was eventually appointed head of its global insurance industry practice.
Swift earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a certified public accountant. He has been a long-standing supporter of diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry. Swift is on the board of directors of the American Insurance Association and is also a member of the Business Council; Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; Council on Foreign Relations; Geneva Association; Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance; and Insurance Development Forum Steering Committee.
Swift is a member of the Marquette University President’s Society.