Alan Schnitzer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home, and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers had 2016 revenues of approximately $28 billion.
Schnitzer became CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors on December 1, 2015, and was elected Chairman of the Board on August 1, 2017. He joined Travelers in April 2007 as Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer. He then went on to lead the company’s Financial, Professional, and International Insurance segment and subsequently the company’s Business and International Insurance segment. He also oversaw Travelers’ Field Management, Corporate Communications, and Public Policy organizations.
Before joining Travelers, Schnitzer served as the company’s lead outside counsel as a partner in the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he advised corporate clients on a variety of transactions and general corporate law matters.
Schnitzer serves as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Penn Institute for Urban Research. He also serves on the Board of Directors of New York City Ballet, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Partnership for New York City, and Connecticut Council for Education Reform. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York and The Business Council.
Schnitzer earned his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.