ONEONTA — Hartwick College announced that David H. Long, chairman and CEO of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has become the new chair of the college’s board of trustees, effective July 1.
Long took over from Francis D. Landrey who had served as the board chair since 2013, the college said in a release. Long served on Hartwick College’s board of trustees from 2002 until 2011, and rejoined the board in 2016. He was elected to the role of vice chair in 2018.
At Liberty Mutual Insurance, Long oversees a company ranked 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S., based on 2018 revenue. As of the end of last year, the business had $41.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Based in Boston, Liberty Mutual has operations in about 30 countries around the world.
Long began his career with Liberty Mutual in 1985 as a financial analyst. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s international operations, commercial markets, underwriting and financial, and mergers and acquisitions segments, the release said. His most recent promotion to chairman quickly followed his appointment as CEO in 2011, president and member of the board of directors of Liberty Mutual Group in 2010, president of Liberty International in 2009, and executive VP and president of Liberty Mutual’s commercial markets unit in 2005.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hartwick College in 1983, Long graduated first in his class from Boston College with a master’s degree in finance, the release stated. As an undergraduate at Hartwick, he was named a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar — the college’s highest academic recognition — and was selected as an all-American on Hartwick’s Division I soccer team. He was inducted into the Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2013 he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Hartwick College Alumni Association. Long is married to Stephanie Isgur Long, a 1984 Hartwick graduate.
Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta.