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Speaker Spotlight: Mark Bertolini, CEO, AETNA

Mark Bertolini
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AETNA

Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna, a Fortune 100 diversified health care benefits company. Aetna serves approximately 46 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Bertolini assumed the role of CEO on November 29, 2010 and of Chairman on April 8, 2011.

Mr. Bertolini joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products. From July 2007 to December 2014, he served as president, responsible for all of Aetna’s businesses and operations across the company’s broad range of health care products and related services. Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as president and chief executive officer.

Recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader, Mr. Bertolini is actively engaged in the national dialogue on the future of health care. Mr. Bertolini meets regularly with state and federal policymakers to promote measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality of health care. He is a strong advocate for a consumer-centered health care system, value-based payment design, and the expansion and use of health information technology.

Mr. Bertolini serves as a director of Verizon Communications Inc. (communications and technology solutions), Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (insurance and investment products), The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a non-profit organization founded by Paul Newman that serves children with cancer and other serious illnesses, and the FIDELCO Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that breeds, trains and places German Shepherd guide dogs with people who have visual disabilities.

Mr. Bertolini holds an undergraduate degree in business administration/finance from Wayne State University and a MBA in finance from Cornell University.

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