November 6, 2001
Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council announced today that Shirley Puccino was elected to the NFTC board, effective immediately. Puccino is chief operating officer for U.S. operations of CIGNA International, Expatriate Benefits, which provides group benefits and specialized services to expatriate employees of multinational companies based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
“The Council is particularly pleased to welcome Shirley and Cigna to the board because of their extensive experience and involvement in international human resources management,” said Bill Reinsch, President of the NFTC. “This is an important element of the NFTC’s work, and we have a great deal to gain from Shirley’s depth of knowledge and experience in the area.”
A health care insurance professional with 20 years of experience, Puccino jointed CIGNA from Aetna U.S. Healthcare. Throughout her career she has had various management roles including sales, customer relations, underwriting, and operations. Most recently she served as general manager and executive vice president of Aetna’s middle market segment. Puccino has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Scranton.
“Considering today’s environment, the importance of the NFTC’s work increases every day,” said Puccino. “A more productive workforce is key to rebuilding a strong global economy. I look forward to working with the NFTC and my fellow board members on human resource issues and critical trade issues we face.”
CIGNA International, the global business division of CIGNA Corporation markets life, accident and health insurance and employee benefits, including health care and pensions, in major markets around the world.
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