Elizabeth S. Gagne is vice president and chief administrative officer, Business Insurance (BI), for Travelers, Inc. In that role, she serves as chief of staff to the Travelers Business Insurance president. She is responsible for driving BI business strategy development, governance, and strategic execution. Gagne leverages her merger and acquisition experience, human resources, communications, and change management expertise to support the successful implementation of new strategy implementation across BI, a $3 billion enterprise.
Before joining Travelers, Inc., Gagne held a number of leadership positions in the insurance and financial services industries. Among her many roles, she served as vice president, human resources, for Mass Mutual Financial Group; and chief communications officer, Life & Annuity, for Lincoln Financial Group.
Gagne has a long history of community involvement, and serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations. She is a former board chair and current member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Connecticut Region. Gagne also is a former board president and current member of the board of the Connecticut Women’s Council, and a member of the board of CHI, Inc. She is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative for the Greater Hartford Region; and is a former board member of the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls, Inc., and a former trustee of the Connecticut State University system.
Gagne earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.