Lizabeth H. Zlatkus

Biography of Lizabeth H. Zlatkus

Board Director
Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Lizabeth H. Zlatkus ’81 is a Board Director, currently serving on two public company boards, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., and Indivior, Plc, and sits on several committees including audit, governance, and remuneration.  She recently served on two other large public company boards, Computer Sciences Corp, and Legal & General, Plc.  She is highly engaged in the non-profit community, working for a variety of causes.    

Zlatkus spent 28 years at The Hartford Financial Services Group where she held a variety of senior level roles, including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the firm.  She also led many large divisions of the firm, including the international division, and served as Co-President of Hartford Life Insurance Companies. 

Zlatkus has been recognized for her professional achievements and contributions to the community.  She was recognized by Hillary Clinton for her work supporting the disability community and in 1999, participated as a member of The President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.   She was profiled on the cover of CFO magazine, named to the Women Worth Watching List by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, and presented with the Community Leader of the Year by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Connecticut Chapter.   Zlatkus served as Regulatory Chair for the North American Chief Risk Officers Council. 

She is Development Chair of the Connecticut Science Center Trustee Board, after serving as Finance and Investment Chair.  She recently served as a Trustee of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.  She is a member of the Penn State Business School Board, most recently serving as Chair.   She has worked with universities in a variety of capacities, including as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and University of Connecticut.

Zlatkus graduated with distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in 1981, was selected as an Alumni Fellow in 2003, and served as the commencement speaker for the business school in 2013.