Craig W. Hurty Joins United Bank as EVP, Chief HR Officer
Hurty Comes to United from Aetna
William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: “UBNK”) and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn., today announced the hiring of Craig W. Hurty of Windsor, Connecticut, as the Company’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. His executive leadership role at the Bank is effective today.
“After an aggressive and thorough national search, we could not have found a better, insightful and experienced candidate to lead our human resources division, especially at such an important time as we transform the new United Bank,” said Crawford. “With our employee base doubling in size, employees witnessing a lot of change in the organization and the HR team being asked to make many key decisions that will ultimately influence our workplace and the well-being of our employees, Craig’s hiring is very timely and incredibly exciting for the new United Bank.”
Hurty comes to United from Aetna in Hartford, where he has been a Human Resources executive for the last 10 years. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, HR Shared Services, where he lead the HR reporting/analytics, technology, vendor relations, operations, and service delivery functions.
He served as HR Head for Aetna’s Business Operations, in charge of HR consulting, strategy and execution as well as serving as an advisor to the Company’s President. He also headed Talent Strategies and Services. Earlier in his career he was in management with the executive search and compensation consulting practice of KPMG Peat Marwick and sales with Northwestern Mutual Life.
Hurty graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and attended HR executive programs at Cornell and Stanford.
“Not only is Craig a great addition to our executive team, but his proven knowledge and experience over the past three decades and unique ability to connect with employees will go a long way in creating the type of employee culture that will serve our Company long into the future,” said Crawford. “We interviewed some of the finest HR executives for this position but Craig’s energy, experience and vision earned him the top HR job. After getting to know Craig during the careful interview process, I am confident he will make an impact right away on United Bank and the role he will play on our leadership team.”
“This is a great opportunity for me to work closely with the employees and leadership team from legacy United and Rockville banks who have built a stellar reputation as an employer in the banking industry and ardent supporters of the communities they’ve served for over 100 years each,” said Craig Hurty, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Bill Crawford has assembled an executive team that could be considered among the best in the industry and I look forward to working with them as the new United Bank evolves and becomes a top community bank in New England.”
Hurty’s employment at United Bank is effective today and he is based at United’s Corporate Headquarters in Glastonbury, Conn.