Dave Figliuzzi Courtesy Cigna CorporationDavid Figliuzzi, Masters of Science and Health Administration (MSHA) Class 28, is the new executive director of the Cigna Foundation. Figliuzzi, who has been with Cigna for 19 years, will be responsible for guiding the foundation in its effort to support charitable organizations or programs that work to help improve people’s health, well-being and sense of security.

“Philanthropy and service to others is a part of Cigna's DNA,” Figliuzzi said in a company news release. “In my work on our corporate side, I’ve seen personally the tremendous difference Cigna has made in improving individual health. It’s exciting to now be part of the Cigna Foundation’s efforts to help build healthier communities too.”

The Cigna Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2013 and has assisted more than 100 charitable organizations since the October 2012 anniversary date.