Newsroom | 25 May 2011

Carol Ann Petren of Cigna Receives Transformative Leadership Award


Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758

PHILADELPHIA, May 25, 2011 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) General Counsel Carol Ann Petren last night received one of InsideCounsel magazine's Second Annual Transformative Leadership Awards. The awards, which were presented at a dinner in conjunction with InsideCounsel's 11th Annual SuperConference, to honor women in-house counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing women in corporate law.

Carol Ann Petren, Cigna's General Counsel, received one of InsideCounsel magazine's Second Annual Transformative Leadership Awards. (Photo: Business Wire)

Petren won the Anastasia D. Kelly Award, which honors a general counsel who has manifested a sustained commitment to promoting women to senior leadership roles in the law department and beyond - and whose commitment to advancing women has made a significant impact on those women around her.

"Carol remains deeply committed to fostering women leaders and, as part of the Cigna leadership team, has made diversity a top priority within our company. She has worked to recruit, guide and mentor women professionals," said David M. Cordani, Cigna Chief Executive Officer.

As head of the Legal & Public Affairs area for Cigna, Petren oversees a team of more than 200 professionals handling legal, regulatory, corporate, compliance, and government affairs in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to joining Cigna, Petren accumulated more than 18 years of experience in litigation and private practice before moving to corporate America. Petren also served as a mentor for the International Women's Forum and had been involved in women's initiatives at various law firms. Petren also dedicates her time to a range of organizations committed to health and public policy issues and holds board positions on the Lupus Foundation of America, A Chance to Heal, and Equal Justice Works, among others.

The winners were selected by a National Awards Committee comprised of general counsel from leading corporations and partners at top law firms.

About Cigna

Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Cigna Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna offers products and services in 29 countries and jurisdictions and has more than 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna Corporation. Such operating subsidiaries include Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. To learn more about Cigna, visit To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit Cigna's YouTube channel at and listen to Cigna's podcast series with healthy tips and information at or by searching "Cigna" in iTunes.