Led The Hartford during a financial turnaround that transformed the company from a multi-line insurer into a business with renewed focus on property-casualty,
McGee was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and grew up in southern California, the son of Irish immigrants. His father was a bus driver in Los Angeles and progressed to management at Southern California Rapid Transit.
McGee graduated from the University of San Diego in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in biology.
He was an executive at Bank of America Corp., where he oversaw more than 5,000 branches as president of the Consumer and Small Business Bank. Before Bank of America, he worked in various senior positions at Wells Fargo. McGee arrived at The Hartford in the fall of 2009.
He stepped down as CEO in July 2014 amid continuing health problems and was succeeded by Christopher Swift, who was the chief financial officer.
Liam E. McGee, age 51, President, Global Consumer and Small Business Banking. Mr. McGee was named to his present position in August 2004. From August 2001 to August 2004, he served as President, Global Consumer Banking; from August 2000 to August 2001, he served as President, California; and from August 1998 to August 2000, he served as President, Southern California. He first became an officer in 1990. He also serves as President, Global Consumer and Small Business Banking and a director of Bank of America, N.A., MBNA America Bank, N.A., MBNA America (Delaware), N.A. and Bank of America, N.A. (USA).more » « less