WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) has honored David M. Cordani, the President and CEO of Cigna Corporation, with the Leadership in the Nation's Interest Award. Kent Thiry, the Chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc. and the CEO of DaVita Medical Group, provided introductory remarks. CED, a nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, reserves this signature award for business executives who lead their companies with the utmost integrity and purpose and champion issues for the common good.
"David's leadership on health care issues, both inside and outside of Cigna, make him one of our country's preeminent business leaders," said Steve Odland, the President and CEO of CED. "Presenting this Award to David not only highlights his positive contributions; more importantly, it inspires other executives to follow suit."
"I'm honored to receive this recognition, which I accept on behalf of Cigna's employees throughout the United States and around the world. I commend CED for its decades of leadership in addressing public policy issues of critical importance to our nation," said David M. Cordani, President and CEO of Cigna Corporation.
The Award ceremony took place at a dinner that was a part of the first day of CED's Fall Policy Conference, which the organization held on November 15-16 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the Conference and Awards Dinner here.
About the Committee for Economic Development
Founded in 1942, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues. CED's work is grounded on seven core principles: sustainable capitalism, long-term economic growth, efficient fiscal and regulatory policy, competitive and open markets, a globally competitive workforce, equal economic opportunity, and nonpartisanship in the nation's interest. www.ced.org.
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