Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Long announced that Damon Hart has been named Secretary, effective January 2023, in addition to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. As Secretary, Hart will be responsible for overseeing governance for the company’s Board of Directors. Hart, who has been part of the company’s executive leadership team since 2021 will report to Tim Sweeney, who was appointed CEO of Liberty Mutual beginning in January 2023.
“Damon continues to move our organization forward with his dedicated leadership and passion for growing our business and employees,” said Long. “As Secretary, his vast experience across a wide variety of legal disciplines will be a great value to our Board governance, policyholders and partners.”
Hart joined Liberty Mutual in 2014 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Legal Officer in 2020 before his current appointment. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for litigation and coverage, overseeing the interests of Liberty Mutual and providing enterprise-wide coverage advice and opinions. He also spent several years as Deputy General Counsel for Employment Legal.
Hart is actively involved in the company’s Employee Resource Groups and throughout the community where he coaches youth sports and mentors rising professionals. He is a founding member of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund – a coalition of Black and Brown executives in Massachusetts working to address and eliminate systemic racism and racial inequity. Hart is also on the Board of Directors of The Home for Little Wanderers, which is supported by the Liberty Mutual Foundation, and the New England Legal Foundation.