Sonja Larkin-Thorne, Consumer Advocate, Retired
Sonja Larkin-Thorne

Sonja Larkin-Thorne retired as Vice President of Government Affairs for The Hartford with over 35 years of experience in the insurance business. She managed The Hartford’s regulatory and legislative activities in 14 states and provided counsel on underwriting practices, market conduct examinations, urban issues, consumer complaints, use of insurance credit score, guaranty funds, solvency issues, natural disasters, and financial services legislation.

Sonja represented The Hartford at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and served as a member of the Property Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund boards in Arizona, District of Columbia, Maine, and Connecticut. 

Prior to joining The Hartford in 1990, she served as Senior Consultant on Insurance to former California Assembly Speaker Willie L. Brown, Jr. and Special Assistant on Insurance to the late Senator Teresa P. Hughes, Vice President Personal Lines, and Director of Legislative Affairs for the Association of California Insurance Companies.

Sonja continues to expand her expertise. She was appointed in 2020, to the State of Connecticut Insurance Department Advisory Council on Technology and chaired the Consumer Data subcommittee.  She works with the Department on many regulatory issues impacting consumers.

Sonja is a graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Business Administration, Business Mastery Program, The ITT Executive Development Institute at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Professional Insurance Agent’s Insurance School and attended California State University, Los Angeles.