The Hartford Financial Services Group has appointed Charlene Ridgeway as chief ethics and compliance officer. She takes over the role from Colleen Pernerewski, who was appointed deputy general counsel and head of business law.

Ridgeway will lead The Hartford’s ethics and compliance enterprise strategy, including bringing continued awareness to the importance of ethics and compliance across the company. She joined The Hartford in 2003 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president for the firm’s liability major case unit.

Pernerewski’s career at The Hartford spans more than 20 years, including positions in legal and compliance functions and as associate general counsel for the personal lines and small commercial units. She has also held chief compliance officer roles at multiple units including Hartford Mutual Funds and Talcott Resolution.