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The Hartford Names Katie Dunnington Head Of Absence Management

The Hartford, a leader in disability and leave management, announced that Katie Dunnington has joined the company as head of absence management. Dunnington will report to the company’s Head of Group Benefits, Jonathan Bennett.

"Katie is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience in group insurance product, marketing, strategic planning and research," said Bennett. "This is a critical new role that further demonstrates our commitment to the Group Benefits market, including the rapidly evolving leave management needs of our customers. She is well-positioned to lead our absence management business as we continue to invest in the product capabilities and services necessary to meet the growing expectations of our customers and capitalize on the rapid advances in technology."

Dunnington is responsible for the financial performance and strategic direction of the Group Benefits absence management product suite across all market segments. This includes partnering across the company to further develop and execute on The Hartford’s integrated product offering and service platform to accelerate growth and continue to deliver a superior customer experience.

Her 20 years of experience includes three years at The Hartford. Most recently, Dunnington was vice president of Group Product Solutions at Lincoln Financial Group. Previously, she held product and customer insight leadership roles at Cigna.

Dunnington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bates College, a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University.

The Hartford is a leading provider of employee benefits products and services, including leave management, group life and disability insurance, as well as other voluntary products. For more information, visit

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Michelle Symington