Savoy and Black Enterprise Recognize Aetna Execs


    May 1, 2012 20:28 UTC

    Savoy and Black Enterprise Recognize Aetna Execs

    Aetna (NYSE: AET)
    announced today that two of its senior executives were included in Savoy
    ?Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America?
    list. In addition, another Aetna senior executive was recognized by Black
    magazine as one of the ?40 rising stars under 40.?

    Savoy Magazine?s ?Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate
    America? showcases a cross section of business leaders and executives
    who represent a very diverse range of industries with a national and
    global focus. Savoy says, ?We wanted our list to represent not
    necessarily those who have the most power, but to have those with the
    most influence not just within their companies, but also in their
    surrounding communities.?

    Floyd W. Green III, Vice President and head of Community Relations and
    Urban Marketing for Aetna in Hartford, is one of Savoy?s choices.
    He is responsible for developing grass roots marketing for new business
    development, customer retention, health care equity and strategic
    partnerships in communities where Aetna members and employees live and

    Green serves on the Centers for Disease Control?s National Partnership
    Board for HIV/AIDS, the Connecticut Forum Board, Xavier University?s
    Corporate Advisory Board, and on the inaugural corporate advisory
    council for the National Parent Teacher Association. In addition, he was
    appointed to Howard University?s John H. Johnson School of
    Communications Board of Visitors. Green is a member of the Executive
    Leadership Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history and
    public affairs from Lincoln University and an MBA from Pepperdine
    University?s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

    Felicia Norwood, president of Aetna?s Mid-America Region based in
    Chicago, is another of Savoy?s ?Top 100? choices. As regional
    president, Norwood is responsible for a 17-state region, for sales and
    distribution of all products for small and mid-sized businesses,
    individuals, Medicare, public sector and labor segments. She is also
    responsible for network management and medical economics in the region.

    Norwood is a member of the Boys and Girls? Clubs? Jeremiah Milbank
    Society, the Executive Leadership Council, and serves on the board of
    the Yale Law School Fund. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in
    political science from Valdosta State University, a master?s in
    political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD from
    Yale Law School.

    Black Enterprise Magazine?s ?40 rising stars under 40? is a list
    of women who have put themselves on the path to power and success in
    business, all before their 41st birthdays. They write: ?These
    women are innovators and influencers, trailblazers and pioneers, who
    reshaped and refreshed disciplines with cutting-edge processes, or
    transformed ideas into tangible, lucrative products or services.?
    Aetna?s Chekesha Kidd was chosen as one of these rising stars.

    Kidd is the president of Aetna Student Health (ASH), based in Cambridge,
    Mass., where she is focused on delivering a diversified, portfolio of
    products and services for college and university students.

    Before joining Aetna, Chekesha was a financial professional on Wall
    Street responsible for corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and
    debt and equity transactions. She also has diverse health administration
    experience working in clinical research, state policy and federal
    government relations over the course of her career. She earned a
    Bachelor of Science degree in health care management from Florida A&M
    University, and an MBA in finance and a Master of Health Services
    Administration degree from the University of Michigan. Outside of Aetna,
    Kidd is involved with the Chaka Chinyelu Foundation, NextGen Network,
    Charter Oak Cultural Center, FreeArts NYC, and Brooklyn Children?s

    About Aetna

    Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits
    companies, serving approximately 36.1 million people with information
    and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their
    health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and
    consumer-directed health insurance products and related services,
    including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and
    disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health
    care management services and health information technology services. Our
    customers include employer groups, individuals, college students,
    part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers,
    governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and
    expatriates. For more information, see


    Scot Roskelley, 312-928-3034

    Source: Aetna