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Travelers Companies Inc (TRV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Schnitzer

54 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Avrohom Kess

51 2016 Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer

Jay Benet

66 2018 Vice Chairman

William Heyman

71 2019 Vice Chairman of the Management Board

Daniel Frey

55 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Diane Bengston

64 2018 Chief Enterprise Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Mojgan Lefebvre

54 2019 Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Andy Bessette

66 2004 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Klein

52 2016 Executive Vice President and President - Personal Insurance

Thomas Kunkel

61 2015 Executive Vice President and President - Bond & Specialty Insurance

Maria Olivo

55 2018 Executive Vice President - Strategic Development and President, International

David Rowland

2019 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Gregory Toczydlowski

53 2016 Executive Vice President and President - Business Insurance

Daniel Yin

2019 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Yafit Cohn

2019 Chief Sustainability Officer

Alan Beller

70 2007 Independent Director

Janet Dolan

70 2001 Independent Director

Patricia Higgins

70 2007 Independent Director

William Kane

69 2012 Independent Director

Clarence Otis

63 2017 Independent Director

Philip Ruegger

70 2014 Independent Director

Todd Schermerhorn

59 2016 Independent Director

Donald Shepard

73 2009 Independent Director

Laurie Thomsen

62 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Schnitzer

Mr. Alan D. Schnitzer J.D. serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Business and International Insurance from July 2014. Mr. Schnitzer was Vice Chairman - Financial, Professional & International Insurance and Field Management; Chief Legal Officer from May 2012 until July 2014 and Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President - Financial, Professional and International Insurance from May 2008 until May 2012. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer from April 2007 until May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Avrohom Kess

Mr. Avrohom J. Kess serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Mr. Kess was a partner, member of the Corporate Department and Head of the Public Company Advisory Practice at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, which he joined in 1995.

Jay Benet

Mr. Jay S. Benet serves as Vice Chairman of the Company. He has been Vice Chairman since September 2018. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since August 2005. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from April 2004, and held the same position at Travelers Property Casualty Corp. from February 2002. Mr. Benet was the worldwide head of financial planning, analysis and reporting at Citigroup from March 2001 until January 2002, and Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup’s Global Consumer Europe, Middle East and Africa unit from April 2000 until March 2001. Previously, he spent ten years in various positions with Travelers Life & Annuity, including Chief Financial Officer of Travelers Life & Annuity and Executive Vice President, Group Annuity. Prior to joining Travelers Life & Annuity, Mr. Benet was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

William Heyman

Mr. William H. Heyman J.D. serves as Vice Chairman of the Management Board of the Company. Mr. Heyman was Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer since May 2005. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from May 2002. Mr. Heyman held various positions with Citigroup from 1995 until 2002, including the position of chairman of Citigroup Investments from 2000 until 2002. Prior to joining Citigroup in 1995, Mr. Heyman was, successively: a managing director of Salomon Brothers; Director of the Division of Market Regulation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and a managing director of Smith Barney.

Daniel Frey

Mr. Daniel S. Frey serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Frey has held various financial management roles since joining a predecessor to the Company in 2003, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Personal Insurance from September 2014, Senior Vice President Finance, Business Insurance from August 2010 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Claim Services from June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Frey held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Spalding Sports Worldwide from 1999 to 2003 and held various financial management positions at Duracell International, Inc. from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Frey began his career at Deloitte in 1986.

Diane Bengston

Ms. Diane D. Bengston serves as Chief Enterprise Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Enterprise Human Resources from October 2016. Ms. Bengston previously held various management positions since 1979 with the Company and a predecessor, including leading Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Management.

Mojgan Lefebvre

Ms. Mojgan M. Lefebvre serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer of the Company. Prior to that, Ms. Lefebvre was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Operations and eBusiness since joining the Company in September 2018. Ms. Lefebvre previously held various information technology roles at Liberty Mutual, where she was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Global Risk Solutions business, from 2010 to 2018, at bioMerieux from 2007 to 2010 and at TeleTech Holdings from 2004 to 2007.

Andy Bessette

Mr. Andy F. Bessette serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Bessette previously held various management positions with predecessors of the Company since 1980, including Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Services at Travelers Property Casualty Corp.

Michael Klein

Mr. Michael F. Klein serves as Executive Vice President and President - Personal Insurance of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Co-President, Business Insurance from July 2014, Executive Vice President, Middle Market from November 2012, President of Middle Market from March 2010, President of Commercial Accounts from September 2007, and Senior Vice President, Industry and Product Group from June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Klein held various positions with the Company since 1990.

Thomas Kunkel

Mr. Thomas M. Kunkel serves as Executive Vice President and President - Bond & Specialty Insurance of the Company. He previously served as President of the Bond & Financial Products organization from 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Kunkel held various positions with the Company or its predecessors since 1984, including Regional Chief Underwriting Officer for Bond's Construction Surety business, head of Bond's field management organization, and head of Bond's Commercial Surety business.

Maria Olivo

Ms. Maria Olivo serves as Executive Vice President - Strategic Development and President, International of the Company. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Strategic Development and Corporate Treasurer since July 2010. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer from June 2009 and Executive Vice President, Market Development from October 2007. Prior to that Ms. Olivo held various positions with the Company or its predecessors since 2002, including leading Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Ms. Olivo was deputy head of Strategic Investments at Swiss Re Capital Partners from April 2000 until June 2002. Prior to joining Swiss Re Capital Partners, she was a director in Salomon Smith Barney’s Investment Bank.

David Rowland

Mr. David D. Rowland serves as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Rowland joined Travelers in 1996 and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is also a CFA® charterholder, a member of the CFA Society Minnesota and a board member of the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority.

Gregory Toczydlowski

Mr. Gregory C. Toczydlowski serves as Executive Vice President and President - Business Insurance of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President and President, Small Commercial and Business Insurance Technology and Operations from July 2015 and Executive Vice President and President of Personal Insurance from July 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Toczydlowski held various positions with the Company or its predecessors since 1990, including Chief Operating Officer of Personal Insurance and Chief Financial Officer for the independent agency distribution channel within Personal Insurance.

Daniel Yin

Mr. Daniel T.H. Yin J.D. serves as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Yin joined Travelers in 2002 and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from New York University and a J.D. from Suffolk University in Boston. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Yafit Cohn

Ms. Yafit Cohn serves as Chief Sustainability Officer of the Company. She joined Travelers in September 2017 as Associate Group General Counsel and currently serves as Chair of the Society for Corporate Governance's newly formed Sustainability Practices Committee. She previously served as counsel and a member of the Public Company Advisory Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she advised public companies, corporate management and boards of directors on an array of issues pertaining to corporate governance and securities law. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and a bachelor's degree in political science, summa cum laude, from Columbia College. Cohn will report to Christine Kalla, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.

Alan Beller

Mr. Alan L. Beller serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Beller is Senior Counsel of the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (“Cleary”), based in the New York City office. Mr. Beller joined Cleary in 1976 and was a partner in the firm from 1984 through 2001. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC and as Senior Counselor to the SEC. He returned to Cleary in August 2006 and was a partner in the firm until 2014 when he became Senior Counsel.

Janet Dolan

Ms. Janet M. Dolan J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dolan has been President of Act 3 Enterprises, LLC, a consulting services company, since August 2006. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennant Company, a manufacturer of nonresidential floor maintenance equipment and products, from April 1999 until her retirement in December 2005, and she had served in a number of senior executive positions with Tennant Company from 1986 until April 1999. Prior to joining Tennant Company, Ms. Dolan was a director of the Minnesota Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility Board.

Patricia Higgins

Ms. Patricia L. Higgins serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Higgins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Switch and Data Facilities, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and collocation services, from September 2000 until her retirement in February 2004. In 1999 and 2000, Ms. Higgins served as Executive Vice President of the Gartner Group and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Research Board, a segment of the Gartner Group. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc., and from 1995 to 1997, she served as Vice President and President (Communications Market Business Unit) of Unisys Corporation. From 1977 to 1995, she served in various managerial positions, including as Corporate Vice President and Group Vice President (State of New York) for Verizon (NYNEX) and Vice President, International Sales Operations (Lucent) for AT&T Corporation/Lucent.

William Kane

Mr. William J. Kane serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kane served as an audit partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years until his retirement in 2010, during which time he specialized in providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to the insurance and financial services industries. Prior to that, he served in various auditing roles with Ernst & Young.

Clarence Otis

Mr. Clarence Otis Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Otis served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc., the largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company in the world. He became Darden’s Chief Executive Officer in 2004, assumed the additional role of Chairman in 2005 and served in both capacities until his retirement in 2014. Mr. Otis joined Darden Restaurants, Inc. in 1995 and served in various roles with Darden, including Vice President and Treasurer, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Philip Ruegger

Mr. Philip T. Ruegger III serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ruegger served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 2004 until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee from 1993 through June 2013. Mr. Ruegger joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in 1974 and became a partner in 1981. At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, investigations, corporate finance and general corporate and securities law matters.

Todd Schermerhorn

Mr. Todd C. Schermerhorn serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schermerhorn served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C. R. Bard, Inc., a multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of life-enhancing medical technologies, from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that, he had been Vice President and Treasurer of C. R. Bard from 1998 to 2003. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Schermerhorn held various other management positions with C. R. Bard.

Donald Shepard

Mr. Donald J. Shepard serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shepard served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of AEGON N.V., an international life insurance and pension company, from April 2002 until his retirement in April 2008. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AEGON USA since 1989, and in 1992, he became a member of the Executive Board of AEGON N.V.

Laurie Thomsen

Ms. Laurie J. Thomsen serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Thomsen served as an Executive Partner of New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy firm, from 2006 to 2010, and she served on its board from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2004, she was a co-founder, General Partner and Retiring General Partner of Prism Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology companies. From 1984 until 1995, she worked at the venture capital firm Harbourvest Partners in Boston, where she was a General Partner from 1988 until 1995. Ms. Thomsen was in commercial lending at U.S. Trust Company of New York from 1979 until 1984.