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John C. Thomson

Executive in Residence for Risk Management and Insurance, Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

Contact Info

Operational and Risk Solutions, LLC
4 Londonderry Court
Avon, Connecticut 06001
Phone: (203) 561–2924


John C. Thomson is the former editor of Captive Insurance Company Reports, published by IRMI. He is a risk management and insurance executive with over 35 years of experience in the property/casualty, life, health, and finance arenas. Mr. Thomson has significant experience in assessing risk exposures and risk financing alternatives and developing innovative solutions. He has interacted extensively with boards of directors, chief financial officers, and traditional risk managers.

Most recently, he served as CEO at HAI Group, a financial services firm focused on the public and affordable housing industries. Prior to that, he served as the deputy insurance commissioner for the state of Connecticut.

In 2010, he joined GE Healthcare as director, Healthcare Solutions, providing advisory services to healthcare organizations, which improved and sustained financial, operational, and clinical performance for healthcare systems. Outcomes improved patient safety/quality, reduced costs, and increased contribution margins for clients.

As a principal with Towers Watson’s Corporate Enterprise Risk Management practice, he worked with clients to identify and understand their risk exposures and develop responsive approaches, including risk financing, to solve the challenges they face.

Mr. Thomson was senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) at Oil Management Services, Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda. As COO, he was responsible for managing all phases and functions of the company, including underwriting, claim, capital management, service, member growth, and reinsurance.

Beginning at CIGNA Corporation in 1977, Mr. Thomson worked within the finance, underwriting, and marketing disciplines. Among his experiences at CIGNA was an international rotation where he established the Global Risk Management operation, which was responsible for the design and implementation of risk-managed programs for multinational businesses. Later at CIGNA Healthcare, he led the middle market segment, offering employee benefit programs, including managed medical, dental, prescription, and behavior care.

Mr. Thomson received a bachelor of arts from the State University of New York and a master of business administration in finance and management from Rider University. He has also completed advanced study at Darden School, University of Virginia, and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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