PHOENIX - January 10, 2018 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) has named Kim Shepard as market president for its commercial health care and related benefits plans in Arizona. Shepard is returning to the Arizona market, where she previously served for several years as vice president of sales. She is based in Phoenix.
In her new role, Shepard's responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that the local market strategy, product and network offerings meet evolving customer and client needs. She will also partner with area health care professionals and health systems, including Cigna Medical Group, to help improve the health of Cigna customers, and lead Cigna's efforts to serve the communities of Arizona.
"Kim brings both significant experience in the health care and benefits industries and a passion for serving our customers to her new role," said Ralph Holmes, Cigna regional vice president for Arizona and Texas. "She already has strong ties in Arizona and will help Cigna continue to be the partner of choice for employers, health care providers, community organizations and customers in the state."
Kim has been with Cigna for over 15 years, most recently in an operations leadership role in the South Texas market. Prior to that, she served as vice president of sales for Arizona and as a sales leader in Texas. Over the course of her 35 years in the industry, Kim has also held leadership roles at UnitedHealthcare (Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico) and Hewitt Associates.
Kim has served as a Board member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the American Liver Foundation Mountain States Chapter and the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce. She is active with the Boys and Girls Club and the American Heart Association.
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 by or 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, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.