Thomas Leonardi, the Connecticut insurance commissioner, plans to leave the Connecticut Insurance Department Dec. 11.
Leonardi will become a senior advisor for insurance at Evercore, an investment bank that manages assets for many insurers, according to Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, D.
Malloy, who won re-election Nov. 4, named Leonardi to lead the Connecticut department in February 2011. Leonardi succeeded Thomas Sullivan. Sullivan left to take a job in the Hartford office of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.