Cigna makes leadership appointment in US market


Cigna makes leadership appointment in US market

Monica Schmude / Cigna Corporation

Insurer Cigna has appointed Monica Schmude as market president for the states of Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, responsible for the overall market strategy, product and network offerings in the region.

Schmude has held a series of progressive roles driving Cigna’s Mid-Atlantic market since joining its sales office in 2010, and was most recently the markets senior vice president of sales before advancing to market president.

Prior to joining Cigna, Schmude was with Aetna as manager of sales and business services for its middle market segment business in Chicago and formerly as the business services leader in the Mid-Atlantic. She began her career for the Guardian Insurance Company as a claims examiner.

"Monica brings to this new role almost three decades experience in health care, with a strong track record in building and driving growth in the market, and a dedication to bringing increased value to our customers and clients," said Julia Huggins, vice president, US markets for Cigna.

"As Cigna grows in these four markets, we are adding leadership focus, and Monica is a proven leader to help us deliver on the promise of our mission to improve the health, well-being and sense of security of the people we serve."

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