Dr. Mark Boxer was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Cigna in April 2011. In this role, Dr. Boxer is responsible for driving Cigna’s worldwide technology strategy and ensuring the company’s infrastructure and applications are innovative, flexible and aligned with the business strategy and the needs of customers, partners and employees. Prior to joining Cigna, Dr. Boxer was Group President, Government Healthcare at Xerox and served as Deputy Global Chief Information Officer for the Xerox Corporation. In that role, Dr. Boxer oversaw the development of all software products and information services for the company.
Prior to joining Xerox, Dr. Boxer was a member of WellPoint’s executive leadership team and served in various leadership roles at that company, including chief operations officer, chief information officer, president of Consumer Health Plans, and chief strategy officer. Dr. Boxer also chaired the board of the WellPoint subsidiary company, Administar Government Services.
Before WellPoint, Dr. Boxer was senior vice president of Information Technology and eCommerce at Cigna Health care and served as chief information officer at Healthsource (a Cigna acquisition). Before first coming to Cigna, Dr. Boxer spent ten years with Hewlett Packard (Digital) in consulting and outsourcing, including director of strategic planning, global practice leader – business process services, managing director of outsourcing services for the U.S. and Europe, CTO for the corporate IT function and as a business unit CIO.
Dr. Boxer holds a Doctorate in Global Public Health from Arizona’s School of Health Sciences. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Drexel University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from the University of Hartford.
Dr. Boxer serves on the Board of the University of Connecticut Foundation, is a trustee of the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, and serves on the Board of the Connecticut Children’s Law Center. He has been recognized as one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100” Leaders and by Insurance and Technology Magazine as one of their “Elite Eight” Technologists. Dr. Boxer is a business advocate and champion for advancing the employment of the disabled, receiving the “Anthony Coelho ADA Award” and sharing the American Association of People with Disabilities “Justice for All” Award with two U.S Congressman.
Mark Boxer has served as an advisor to early and mid-stage venture-backed companies, and oversees Cigna’s venture innovation fund. He serves as an outside director for Grange Mutual Insurance. Dr. Boxer also serves on the advisory boards of Health Enterprise Partners and Parthenon Capital. Most recently, Dr. Boxer joined Samsung’s Executive Advisory Board. He previously served as an outside director at Audax Health (health care apps), Aprimo (software), and FinishMaster (automotive).