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Hartford's Wolin Joins Obama Administration as Deputy Counsel for Economic Policy

Neal Wolin, president and chief operating officer for the property/casualty office of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will become deputy counsel to President Barack Obama....
February 3, 2009

Neal Wolin, president and chief operating officer for the property/casualty office of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. will become deputy counsel to President Barack Obama. Wolin will also have the title of deputy assistant to the president.

"I'll be working on the full range of economic issues before us, and getting the American economy back on track, which includes issues related to the recovery, housing issues and regulatory issues," Wolin told BestWire. "I think the president and his senior advisers have outlined a series of steps, about where we are and where we need to go."

Apart from his work with Hartford, Wolin served stints in the past as the general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as a deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council. Juan Andrade, executive vice president for sales and distribution, and Jonathan Bennett, personal lines and small business insurance executive vice president, will co-manage Hartford's property/casualty office while the company finds Wolin's successor, the company said.