Michelle Colona

Michelle Colona

Senior Vice President, Americas

Cigna Global Health Benefits

Michelle is the Senior Vice President & Head of Cigna Global Health Benefits® U.S. Sales Team.  Michelle is based in Houston, Texas and is responsible for driving sales initiatives for the North America business to support continued growth and diversification of services. This includes advancing the global business objective, driving the Cigna value proposition and continuing to be a trusted advisor for consultants, prospects and key customers.

Michelle has extensive experience and expertise in the group insurance industry, specifically in international health care benefits. In her nearly 30 years with Cigna, she has made significant contributions to the business which includes leading numerous strategic case wins, managing multiple sales teams and acting as the North America liaison on numerous global opportunities and initiatives.  Michelle is widely recognized as a leader in the global benefits market who is committed to providing clients with innovative, cost effective solutions.

Michelle has supplemented her international health care knowledge with travel to Europe, India, China and various countries throughout the Pacific Rim. She has earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) and is a frequent participant in National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) conferences. She is regularly sought out by producer, consulting, and employer communities to share her knowledge and insight regarding international health care benefits and related topics.

Michelle began her sales career with Cigna HealthCare in Washington, D.C. after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources.

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