Travelers Spotlight Sept. 24

September 16, 2021
Submitted By: Girik Nagpal


Spotlight Info

Hosted By: Barney Leadership Council & Gamma Iota Sigma

When: Friday, Sept. 24 from 12:40 p.m.-2 p.m.

Registration Link 

Contact: Professor Kenneth Golstein at with any questions.

Guest Speakers

Ryan Jaswell

Ryan Jaswell is currently the Managing Director of the Product Management Development Program (PMDP) at Travelers Insurance. The PMDP is a one-year program that develops future leaders of the Personal and Small Comerica Insurance Product Management Departments.

Jaswell began his career at Travelers after his Junior year at Bryant, as an intern in the PMDP. After graduation, he started as a full time Pricing Analyst in the PMDP. Upon Jaswell’s one year in the PMDP he was promoted to Market Analyst where he became responsible for the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming state team in Personal Insurance Product Management. Jaswell continued in his role as Market Analyst for two years where he was responsible for the profitable growth of the 350 million-dollar portfolio of Auto and Home products in CO, UT, WY. He was then promoted to Senior Market Analyst in the same region with expanded leadership responsibilities.

After a year and a half Jaswell was asked to rejoin the PMDP as a Manager in the Program where his responsibilities included supervising new analysts, running the PMDP internship program, and recruiting. After 4 years as a Manager Ryan was promoted to Managing Director of the PMDP where he has worked for the last 2 years. Jaswell graduated from Bryant University in 2008 with a degree in Finance and Economics.

Jessica de Atienza

Jessica de Atienza is 3+1 student at the University of Hartford with the Economics and Finance major. She is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics. On campus she was involved with many clubs such as the Barney Leadership Council and the Economics and Finance club.

Jessica is in the Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) at Travelers. She interned at Travelers last summer from where she was given the opportunity to return and work full-time. She started her first of three rotations in June and has really enjoyed her position in Personal Insurance, Financial Planning and Analysis.

Madeline Heaton Atienza

Madeline started her journey with Travelers as an intern in Personal Insurance in the Richardson, Texas office. From there, she came on board Travelers full-time in February 2020 as a participant in the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP), a rotational program focused on developing young professionals to be the future leaders at Travelers.

Her first role in the OLDP was based out of Hartford, CT in Business Insurance Operational Effectiveness, supporting both Middle Market and National Accounts. From there, she moved into her second and current rotation in PI Innovation. Within Innovation, she is on the Experimentation team, helping support the value streams and promote an innovative mindset. In operations roles, much of the work looks like project management, process improvement, change management, facilitation, and product testing.