Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has appointed Amy Stepnowski to succeed Brion Johnson as chief investment officer at Hartford and chairman of Hartford Investment Management Company, as of August 1, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
. Stepnowski is currently CEO and director of public credit research at HIMCO and based in Hartford, Connecticut, the statement says.
Mr. Johnson will step down as President and Chief Investment Officer and President of HIMCO, according to an application to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.
No reason is stated in the application for the transfer.
Mr. Johnson will continue as an employee in an advisory capacity through his retirement December 31
He joined the company in 2011 as CEO and CFO and Head of Strategy and Development, according to information on the company's website.
"Amy has an impressive investment background with deep knowledge of a variety of sectors and is a respected leader and mentor among HIMCO employees," said Christopher Swift, Hartford President and CEO, in a statement.