Cigna names four proven leaders to executive team
A fourth executive will join the ELT later this year upon the departure of current Chief Financial Officer Thomas McCarthy.
The new appointments announced:
Christopher Hocevar, who joins the ELT as President, Strategy, Segments and Solutions.
For the last several years Mr. Hocevar has successfully run Cigna’s Select Segment and Pharmacy Benefits Management business.
Prior to this role, he served as the President of the U.S. Individual Segment and as the Senior Vice President of U.S. Emerging Markets. Mr. Hocevar has been with Cigna 14 years.
Michael Triplett, who joins the ELT as President, U.S. Markets.
Mr. Triplett was most recently the President of the Regional Market Segment, focused on serving client businesses with 251 to 5000 employees.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Triplett was the President of Cigna’s East Region and before that was President of Cigna’s Southeast Region. He has been with Cigna 18 years.
Alan Muney, who joins the ELT in his continued role as Cigna's Chief Medical Officer and lead for the company’s Total Health & Network operation.
Prior to joining Cigna Mr. Muney was Executive Director at The Blackstone Group where he was CEO and founder of Equity Healthcare. Mr. Muney has been with Cigna for seven years.
Eric Palmer, who becomes Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will join the ELT as Cigna’s CFO this summer upon the retirement of current CFO Tom McCarthy.
Mr. Palmer currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Cigna's global health, Cigna-HealthSpring, employer-based health care, group and supplemental insurance businesses.
Previously, he was the Business Financial Officer for U.S. health care and U.S. commercial markets. Mr. Palmer has been with Cigna for 20 years.
Cigna also announced that Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Bacus, who leads Cigna’s global marketing organization and serves on the ELT, will also assume responsibility for the company’s U.S. service operations organization and take on the new title of Chief Marketing and Customer Officer.
In addition, Matthew Manders will continue to serve on the ELT and take on the new role of President, Government & Individual Programs and Group Insurance, now focusing on four critical businesses: Seniors (Cigna-HealthSpring), Individual and Family Plans, Group Insurance and Care Allies.
Mr. Manders has a strong track record of building and growing businesses in his 30 years with Cigna, and he will bring key operating expertise to the businesses in our portfolio that can most benefit from his leadership.
Thomas McCarthy was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cigna in July 2013.
Mr. McCarthy has nearly 40 years of health care experience, including 33 years with Cigna. He will retire from Cigna this summer. ■
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