Bush adds personal lines oversight at The Hartford

Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial at The Hartford since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after 30 years with The Hartford. Bush will continue to report to The Hartford’s president, Doug Elliot.


Paulin named VP-client experience at Payrailz

Ruthann Paulin has been named vice president of client experience for Payrailz, a digital payments company in Glastonbury offering advanced bill payment and money transfer solutions to banks and credit unions.


Clancy, Kushel, Palmer named partners at Robinson+Cole

Stephen O. Clancy, Rachel V. Kushel and Keisha S. Palmer, lawyers in the Hartford office of Robinson+Cole, have been named partners, effective Jan. 1.


Gutermann appointed SVP-general counsel at Barnes Group; Hipple elected to board

Peter Gutermann has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Bristol-based aeroparts manufacturer Barnes Group Inc.


Berman joins CTNext as program manager

Ali Berman has joined CTNext, a state-backed resource and support network for entrepreneurs, as program manager. In her role, Berman will primarily oversee the Innovation Places program and the Higher Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund.


Garner joins Lockton as VP and producer in Hartford

Michael Garner has joined the employee benefit team at Lockton, an independent insurance broker, as a vice president and producer in the Hartford operation. Garner will oversee generating new client relationships and will provide oversight and leadership to ensure client satisfaction and retention.


DeWitt joins XVIVO Scientific Animation as interactive designer

Trentity “Trent” DeWitt has joined XVIVO Scientific Animation, a creator of medical animation and scientific media located in Wethersfield, as an interactive designer. DeWitt has more than 14 years of experience in animation, programming and motion graphics.


Culver joins Fuss & O'Neill as senior mechanical engineer

Rick Culver has been hired as senior mechanical engineer in the energy and facilities department at consulting engineering services firm Fuss & O’Neill in Manchester.


Reiss named chief marketing officer at Edible Arrangements

Kaitlin Reiss has been named chief marketing officer of Wallingford-based Edible Arrangements, a franchisor of shops offering fresh cut fruit arrangements.


Bourdeaux, Bausmith, Kennedy join orchestra board

Suzanne Bourdeaux, Bob Bausmith and Michael Kennedy were recently elected members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra board of directors.

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