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Jay Benet

Jay Benet Jay S. Benet currently serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Travelers.

Previously, Mr. Benet served as worldwide head of financial planning, analysis, and reporting for Citigroup. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Citibank’s global consumer business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Chief Financial Officer of Travelers Life & Annuity and Executive Vice President of Travelers Life & Annuity’s Group Annuity business. Prior to joining Travelers Life & Annuity, Mr. Benet was a Partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Mr. Benet presently serves on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, as a member of the National Council and the Executive Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business and as a member of the Harpur College Advisory Council of Binghamton University.

Mr. Benet received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, where he specialized in finance and accounting and received a distinguished alumni award, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Binghamton University, from which he also received a distinguished alumni award. He has also, on multiple occasions, received the Best CFO Award for Insurance from Institutional Investor.

Mr. Benet and his wife, Jeanne, reside in Connecticut and have three sons.