SEATTLE—Property and casualty insurance giant Safeco has named David Monfried senior vice president of corporate communications. Monfried most recently headed corporate communications for MetLife in New York City, where he reorganized the company’s global communications, implemented its worldwide brand management program, and led acquisition and merger communications.
Monfried also has served as vice president of corporate communications for The St. Paul Companies (now Travelers), managing the company’s internal and external communications programs.
During the past year, Monfried has been a marketing and communications consultant for Safeco.
He replaces Laurie Johnson, who had been leading Safeco’s marketing and communications functions and was recently named vice president, online strategy. In her new role, Johnson is overseeing the development of an online strategy and roadmap for the next generation of the company’s website.