Board of Directors
The Cigna Board of Directors focuses on areas important to our shareowners and other stakeholders.
The following individuals are members of the Board of Directors as of May 2022:
David M. Cordani, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cigna
David Cordani has served as Cigna’s Chairman since January 2022, as Chief Executive Officer since December 2009, and as President since June 2008. He served as Chief Operating Officer from June 2008 until December 2009; President, Cigna HealthCare from 2005 until 2008; and Senior Vice President, Customer Segments & Marketing, Cigna HealthCare from 2004 until 2005. He has been employed by Cigna since 1991. Mr. Cordani has served as a director of General Mills, Inc., a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, since 2014.
William J. DeLaney, Former Chief Executive Officer of Sysco Corporation
William DeLaney served as Chief Executive Officer of Sysco Corporation (“Sysco”), a food marketing and distribution company, from March 2009 until his retirement in December 2017. Previously, Mr. DeLaney served as President of Sysco from March 2010 to January 2016, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2007 to October 2009 and held positions of increasing responsibility at Sysco and its subsidiaries for more than 20 years. Mr. DeLaney served as a director of Sysco Corporation from 2009 to 2017. He has served on the Board of Sanmina Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services company, from January 2018 to 2019 and on the Board of Union Pacific Corporation, a transportation company, since September 2018. Mr. DeLaney also served on the Board of Express Scripts Holding Company from September 2011 until the company merged with Cigna in December 2018.
Eric J. Foss, Former Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer of ARAMARK Corporation
Eric Foss served as Chairman of the Board of ARAMARK Corporation, a publicly traded provider of food services, facilities management and uniform services, beginning February 2015, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2012 until his retirement in August 2019. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi Beverages Company, a beverage manufacturer, seller and distributor and a division of PepsiCo, Inc., from 2010 until December 2011. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2008 until 2010; President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until 2008; and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until 2006. Mr. Foss has served on the Board of Diversey Holdings, Ltd., an American provider of cleaning and hygiene products, since April 2021.
Elder Granger, MD, MG, USA (Retired), President and Chief Executive Officer, The 5Ps, L.L.C.
Elder Granger is a U.S. Army Major General (retired) and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The 5Ps LLC, a healthcare, education, and leadership consulting firm, since August 2009. He served in the U.S. Army for over 35 years before retiring in June 2009, and was the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) in Washington, D.C. from December 2005 to June 2009. Gen. Granger is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is board certified by the American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Medical Quality and American Board of Internal Medicine and holds numerous medical certifications. Dr. Gen. Granger has served on the Board of DLH Holdings Corporation, a provider of health technology-enables business process outsourcing and program management solutions, since 2014. He has served on the Board of Cerner Corporation, an American supplier of health information technology services, devices, and hardware, since November 2020 and also served on the Board of Express Scripts Holding Company from May 2015 until the company merged with Cigna in December 2018.
Neesha Hathi, Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director at Charles Schwab Corporation
Neesha Hathi has served as Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director of Charles Schwab Corporation, a financial services company, since 2017. She was Executive Vice President, Investor Services Platforms, Strategy, and Client Experience from 2016 to 2017; Senior Vice President, Advisor Services; Chief Operating Officer Schwab Performance Technologies from 2012 through 2016; Vice President, Advisor Technology Solutions; Chief Operating Officer, Schwab Performance Technologies from 2009 to 2012; Vice President, Strategy from 2007 to 2009; Director, Strategy from 2004 to 2007; and Senior Manager, Segment Management in 2004.
George Kurian, President and Chief Executive Officer, NetApp, Inc.
George Kurian has served as Chief Executive Officer of NetApp, Inc. (NetApp), a cloud-led, data-centric, software company, since 2015. He was President of NetApp from 2016 through 2020, and was Executive Vice President of Product Development from 2013 through 2015, and Senior Vice President of Software Group from 2011 through 2013. Previously, Mr. Kurian held various roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., a technology company, having served as Vice President and General Manager, Application Networking and Switching Technology Group from 2009-2011, Vice President and General Manager, Application Delivery Business Unit from 2005-2009, and Vice President and General Manager, Video Networking Business Unit from 2002-2005.
Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Kathleen Mazzarella has served as Chair of Graybar Electric Company, Inc. (Graybar), a distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, since January 2013, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Graybar since June 2012. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2010 to June 2012. Ms. Mazzarella joined Graybar in January 1980, and has held increasing roles of seniority, including Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. She has served as a Director of Graybar since January 2004, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2012 and has served as Chairman since January 2013. Ms. Mazzarella has served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis since January 2015, serving as its Chairman since April 2016. She has served on the Board of Waste Management Inc., an American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company, since October 2015 and has served on the Board of Core & Main, a distributor of water, sewer, fire protection and storm drain products, since January 2019. Ms. Mazzarella served on the Board of Express Scripts Holding Company from June 2017 until the company merged with Cigna in December 2018.
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy
Mark McClellan became the inaugural Director of the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy and the Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy at Duke University in January 2016. Previously, he served from 2007 to 2015 as a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and as Director of the Initiatives on Value and Innovation in Health Care at the Brookings Institution. Dr. McClellan served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2004 to 2006 and as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2002 to 2004. He served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and as senior director for healthcare policy at the White House from 2001 to 2002 and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy for the Department of the Treasury. Dr. McClellan has served on the Board of Johnson & Johnson, an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company, since September 2013 and on the Board of Alignment Healthcare, Inc., a care coordination provider, since 2014.
Kimberly A. Ross, Former Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes
Kimberly Ross served as the Chief Financial Officer of WeWork (the We Company), a flexible space solutions company, from March to October of 2020. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, from September 2014 to July 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Ross was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avon Products, a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products, from November 2011 until September 2014. Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Ross served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Ahold N.V., a food retail company, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Ross held a variety of senior management positions at Ahold. Ms. Ross has been a Director of Nestlé, S.A., a multinational food and drink processing Conglomerate Corporation, since 2018. She has served as a Director at KKR Acquisition Holding Corp (SPAC), a newly organized blank check company, since February 2021. She served as Director of PQ Group Holdings, Inc., a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals, and services from 2017 to 2020. Ms. Ross also served as a Director of Chubb, a global provider of insurance products from 2014 to 2020.
Eric C. Wiseman, Lead Independent Director of Cigna; Former Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of VF Corporation
Eric Wiseman served as Executive Chairman of VF Corporation, a publicly traded apparel and footwear company, from August 2008 until October 2017. Mr. Wiseman served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2008 until December 2016, and President from 2006 until June 2015. He served as Chief Operating Officer of VF Corporation from 2006 to 2008; Executive Vice President, Global Brands from 2005 to 2006; and Vice President and Chairman, Sportswear and Outdoor Coalitions from 2004 until 2005. Mr. Wiseman served as a Director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., a publicly traded retail home improvement and appliance company, from November 2011 until May 2021.
Donna F. Zarcone, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Economic Club of Chicago
Donna Zarcone served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Economic Club of Chicago, a civic and business leadership organization, from February 2012 until July 2020. She served as Interim President of The Economic Club of Chicago from October 2011 until February 2012 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of D. F. Zarcone & Associates LLC, a strategic advisory firm, from 2007 until February 2012. Ms. Zarcone served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., a provider of wholesale and retail financing, insurance and credit card programs and a wholly owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., from 1998 until 2006. She has been a Director of CDW Corporation, a publicly traded provider of technology products and services, since 2011. She also served as a Director of The Jones Group, Inc., a publicly traded designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, from 2007 to 2012 and Chairman of the Board of Eaglemark Savings Bank, a financial services provider, from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Zarcone has been a director of CDW Corporation, a provider of technology products, since 2011.
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