Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services (CT IFS), formed in 2003, is a statewide initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance comprised of 32 member companies in Connecticut’s insurance and financial services sector. For the last seventeen years and with a collective focus on the future, the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services (CT IFS) mission is to strengthen and advance the insurance and financial services industry in Connecticut.
Strengthening and advancing the insurance and financial service indistry
Partner with experts changing the global insurance marketplace
Networking for insurance executives, professionals and startups
CT IFS leadership meets quarterly with the State of Connecticut Commissioners of Economic Development, Department of Banking, and the Connecticut Insurance Department. In a true public-private partnership, there is a unified sharing and alignment on economic development strategies and goals for the IFS industry.
Anne Thibeault, Vice President, Product Integration and Segment Strategies, Empower
Michael Klein, EVP & President, Personal Insurance, Travelers
Jim Bedard, CFO Individual and Specialty Businesses, UnitedHealthcare
Companies located in the Hartford Region and Connecticut have a competitive focus on innovation and unyielding commitment to quality and excellence, paired with a workforce comprised of the most educated, experienced professionals in the world.
More than 500 businesses, public and private organizations, and municipalities invest in the Alliance and enable the organization to champion growth and promote the region’s unsurpassed quality of life, amenities, and talent. The MetroHartford Alliance tracks data for the Hartford Region as well as the state of Connecticut in its work with site selectors and other agencies.
Leading the organization since 2007, Susan provides strategic direction to the Board of Directors and executes on its program and priorities. Key relationships include K-12 and post-secondary education partners, local, national, and international economic development agencies, site selection consultants and State of Connecticut public officials.
As a representative of Connecticut’s insurance and financial services industry, Susan collaborates with numerous local and national trade associations, resides on numerous Boards, and publishes the annual Connecticut Insurance Market Brief, in conjunction with PwC.