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Distinguished Alumni Award


Stephen “Steve” M. Mulready M ’77

Stephen “Steve” M. Mulready M’77, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of

Crum & Forster is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award that is presented to an alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in his or her professional endeavors, as well as in personal and civic involvement.

Mulready is a recognized insurance professional and risk management expert with extensive senior management and board level experience, at Crum & Forster, a leading property and casualty company with more than 2,000 employees across the United States.

At Crum & Forster, he is responsible for eight profit centers and oversees operations, information technology, human resources, legal, business development, and marketing and communications.

With his strong track record of achieving profitable financials, and a solid reputation for managing change, he has held senior management positions with AIX Holding Co., Inc.; Royal & Sun Alliances; and Orion Specialty. He began his insurance career at Aetna, advancing to senior vice president and business leader of national commercial accounts. 

At the University, he has contributed his time to the Barney School of Business Board of Visitors since 2002, serving as chair from 2011 to 2012. He has also served as an adjunct professor and was named the first executive-in-residence at Barney in 2007, mentoring the next generation of insurance leaders.  In 2009, he was the recipient of the University’s Anchor Award.

Macready’s civic affiliations include serving as president of the Greater Hartford Arts Council from 2008 to 2010, and on the boards of Jubilee House, the Hartford Symphony, and St. Augustine School.

Mulready received his bachelor’s in insurance administration from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and his MBA in management systems from the University of Hartford in 1977. He also attended Fairfield University’s Advanced Management Program in 1989 and the Wharton School of Business Advanced Executive Program in 2000.