13 December 2023 Wynne '24 Secures Position at The Hartford By Colin Spencer '19

David Wynne ’24 is set to embark on a new chapter specializing in property and casual commercial underwriting at The Hartford.

Following a fulfilling internship experience with the Fortune 500 company, David Wynne ’24 has accepted a position as a Property and Casual Commercial Underwriting Trainee at The Hartford. 

In his role with one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in the nation, Wynne will delve into the commercial areas of insurance such as property, general liability, workers’ compensation, auto and excess. From the company’s Utica, N.Y. office, he will work with a mentor, writing accounts, analyzing risks and calculating premiums. 

Through the position, Wynne hopes to become a top performing underwriter with a goal of moving into a management role. 

“I am really excited to start the position after graduation,” says Wynne, an economics major with a double minor in mathematics and entrepreneurial studies. “I look forward to learning more and working with a great team.” 

This past summer, Wynne served as a middle and large commercial underwriting intern at The Hartford. He participated in a two-week training period and met with mentors on a weekly basis to review accounts. He also worked on a group project with other interns on how artificial intelligence will shape the real estate industry and its effect on The Hartford’s business.

“I learned so much in the span of 11 weeks and felt that the work made me excited to go to the office every day,” says Wynne. “I also felt that the people I worked with and met through the internship showed me that The Hartford is the place I belonged.”

Wynne says his academic background in economics, regulations and statistics will aid him in his new role. He praises his adviser, Instructor of Economics Jennifer Tessendorf, who over the course of his college career offered advice “helping me to figure out how my academic interests could translate into a job and what my career could look like.”  

On campus, he works in the Office of Admissions and is a Teaching Fellow for the Economics Department. He is a DJ for WHWS-FM and a member of the club Ice Hockey team. He thanks Shayne Feinberg P'17, P'20, Associate Director of Employer Development and Engagement at the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, for helping him find internships and prepare for interviews since his first year at HWS.

He previously served as a finance intern at the Masonic Care Community of New York, a financial intelligence intern at Community Bank, and a volunteer extern at the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York.