The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has tapped Thomas M. Marra to take on the combined position of president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Marra, currently a member of the company's board of directors and president and chief operating officer of Hartford Life of Connecticut, will assume his new role effective immediately.
An employee of The Hartford since 1980, Mr. Marra will be responsible for overseeing the Hartford's life insurance and property-casualty operations.
He previously served as chief operating officer, before becoming president in 2001.
Ramani Ayer will give up his post as president but will continue to remain chairman and chief executive.
John Walters and Lizabeth Zlatkus will serve as co-chief operating officers of Hartford's life insurance operations.
The Hartford also said that David K. Zwiener, a board member and president and chief operating officer of property-casualty operations, will become managing director of the Carlyle Group's new financial institutions group.
He will be replaced by general counsel Neal Wolin.
Mr. Wolin will be replaced by senior vice president and deputy general counsel Alan Kreczko.