CIGNA Snags Ex-Towers Perrin Exec

January 20, 2010 ( - CIGNA Corporation announced that David Guilmette will join the firm as the president of its national segment.

In this role, Guilmette will drive growth with large employers and organizations providing benefits to their employees. 

Guilmette was most recently a managing director of Towers Perrin/Towers Watson’s global Health & Welfare practice. He joined Towers Perrin in 1988 where he has had increasing responsibility in its health and welfare business.

According to the announcement, Guilmette has led major benefit strategies for numerous Global 1000 companies, focusing on all aspects of plan development and delivery.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and serves on the board of trustees of the Employee Benefits Research Institute.

“Dave is a well-known health care expert within benefits circles, and I am confident he will help us achieve growth with large national accounts through outstanding sales and service to our current and future clients,” said David M. Cordani, CIGNA’s president and chief executive officer, in the announcement.