Michael Lawlor joined Mitchell International in 2017 as Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, where he serves as a key strategist and is involved in the pursuit and development of key partnerships. Michael began his career with Progressive, running claims operations in Connecticut before leading Progressive’s re-entry into California in 1997. After 14 years at Progressive, Michael moved on to The Hartford, assuming a role as leader of the Auto and GL lines for claims. Quality, customer service, and work environment metrics were all delivered to new benchmarks under his leadership. Michael spent three years as the Strategy & Practices lead for Auto and Property, owning the claims model and managing vendor relationships. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. with a triple major (Finance, Management, and Marketing).