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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Aetna Names a New Chief Technology Officer


Aetna has announced the appointment of Michael G. Mathias, 49, as vice president and chief technology officer, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Meg McCarthy. Mathias has been head of enterprise architecture for Aetna Information Systems. Mathias joined Aetna in 1993 as a systems engineering manager. He became head of technology architecture and strategy in 2006 and head of enterprise architecture in 2007. In his new role, Mathias will be responsible for aligning Aetna's technology vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies, as well as for all aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization.

Mathias became head of technology architecture and strategy in 2006 and head of enterprise architecture in 2007. In his new role, Mathias will be responsible for aligning Aetna's technology vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies, as well as for all aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization.

"Michael brings strong technical expertise and leadership skills to this position," McCarthy said. "As the head of enterprise architecture for Aetna, he and his team have been on point for driving our technology vision and the resulting strategy. Michael is recognized in the IT industry for his knowledge of database, middleware and web technologies, including their strategic implementations." Before joining Aetna, Mathias served in various managerial, technical and application development capacities with UBS/PaineWebber Inc., Verizon, Educational Testing Service, Macmillan Publishing and Prudential Insurance.