CID: Commissioner's Biography

Commissioner's Biography
(Biografía Del Comisionado De Seguros)

  {Thomas R. Sullivan, Comisioner}
 Thomas R. Sullivan


Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan was appointed Connecticut’s 30th Insurance Commissioner in the nearly 150 year history of the agency, by Governor M. Jodi Rell, in April of 2007.
Customer service and consumer relations were hallmarks of the Commissioner’s 20+ year career in the insurance industry.  Commissioner Sullivan began his professional career at The Hartford, advancing through various responsibilities in management, leadership, and ultimately executive level positions culminating as Senior Vice President, of Specialty Risk Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hartford.
Commissioner Sullivan brings with him to the Department a broad-based perspective from his tenure in the private sector.  Prior to his role in public service, Commissioner Sullivan was active in various risk and insurance management functions on issues ranging from changing demographics in the workforce to workers' compensation costs.
Since joining the Connecticut Insurance Department, Commissioner Sullivan has instituted many reforms aimed at making the agency more responsive to consumers, policymakers and the insurance industry.  Major initiatives undertaken by the Department under Commissioner Sullivan's leadership include the implementation of new procedures geared to help companies bring their products to market quickly and the revamping of the Department's Consumer Services Division.
Commissioner Sullivan has been an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  He has led and served on a number of committees including the Government Relations Leadership Counsel, Life and Annuities, Property Casualty, and Accreditation Committees, along with the Climate Change Task Force.
Commissioner Sullivan is a past member of the Board of Directors at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration degree from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.
Commissioner Sullivan is also a life long resident of the State of Connecticut.


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