Sonja Larkin-Thorne

The Hartford (retired)


Sonja Larkin-Thorne retired as Vice President of Government Affairs for The Hartford and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance world. She was responsible for managing The Hartford’s regulatory and legislative activities in 14 states and providing counsel on underwriting practices, market conduct examinations, urban issues, consumer complaints, and use of insurance credit score, natural disasters and financial services legislation.

Sonja represented The Hartford at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and represented the Property & Casualty insurance industry on the NAIC Improvements to State-Based Systems Subgroup. She served as a member of the Property Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund boards in Arizona, District of Columbia, Maine and Connecticut and was elected vice chair of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds and NAIC System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF) Board of Directors.

Prior to joining The Hartford in 1990, she served as vice president, Personal Lines and Director of Legislative Affairs for the Association of California Insurance Companies.  She was Senior Consultant on Insurance to former California Assembly Speaker Willie L. Brown, Jr. and Special Assistant on Insurance to the late Senator Teresa P. Hughes, Sonja was Project Manager in Allstate Insurance Company’s Home Office and Regional Underwriting Manager of the company’s Southern California Regional Office.