PHILADELPHIA, October 02, 2012 - Neil Boyden Tanner, resident of Wyncote and attorney for Cigna (NYSE:CI), was named one of eight Eisenhower Fellows by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret). As part of his fellowship, Tanner will travel abroad in 2013 on an intensive five- week individualized professional program to Singapore and China.
Tanner is chief counsel of Cigna Global Health Benefits, the business unit within Cigna dedicated to the needs of the globally mobile workforce. While abroad, he will meet with in-country experts in business, government, and non-profit institutions to study methods that encourage foreign direct investments. Tanner will use this unique opportunity to identify tangible ways to attract more international investment to his home region of Philadelphia.
"We couldn't be more proud of Neil's recognition as an Eisenhower Fellow. He joins a stellar group of past fellows who include CEOs, heads of government, ambassadors and university presidents," said Nicole Jones, Cigna executive vice president and general counsel. "Neil's global leadership and world view is an asset to Cigna and to Neil's hometown community of Philadelphia."
Tanner is currently a non-executive director of United Kingdom Trade & Investment in the United States, and is active in several other international organizations, including the boards of directors of the British American Business Council, where he previously served as president; and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he previously served as secretary. He is a trustee of the American University of Rome, Italy and serves as scholarship chairman of the USAIRWAYS Education Foundation. Tanner also was formerly the co-membership chair and member of the Extended Bureau (Board of Directors) of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats ("AIJA" or the International Young Lawyers Association).
Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the Executive Committee of Eisenhower Fellowships, commended the Fellowship awardees, saying, "We live in a globalized world. An Eisenhower Fellowship will allow these outstanding men and women to bring new insights from world experts back to their communities and to form a network of lasting relationships that will make them global leaders in their fields."
About the Eisenhower Fellowship
Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization seeking to foster international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives among leaders throughout the world. Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 2,000 Fellows from 108 countries. For more information, please visit: www.efworld.org
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, and other related products including group disability, life, and accident coverage. Cigna has sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, with approximately 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.