Cigna Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, CT -- Mary Tullis Engvall, of Canton, is the new Director of Civic Affairs, Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of the Cigna Foundation. In this role, Engvall leads the strategy and practices for Cigna's corporate giving, employee volunteerism and community impact initiatives. Through the Cigna Foundation, she and her team manage charitable grants to nonprofit organizations, primarily through Cigna’s World of Difference grant program, focused on improving and supporting health equity and community health navigation. These philanthropic partnerships work to address health disparities and respond to community needs in ways that are sustainable, scalable, and effective. 

Engvall has been with Cigna for the past five years serving as Cigna’s Corporate Responsibility lead, Prior to Cigna, Engvall held various community leadership positions with the Hartford Courant, the Greater Hartford Jaycees for Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event (the then named Greater Hartford Open), Aramark, and the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Engvall has lived in Canton since 1992 and is an active volunteer in her town.

"I'm very honored to lead Cigna's community impact initiatives and the Cigna Foundation. As a leading global health service company, Cigna has a keen focus on our social responsibilities. I’m excited to continue this work by applying our resources and expertise in an ongoing effort to support the health of individuals and the health of communities,” said Engvall.

Engvall has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College and a Master of Science in Strategic Business Sustainability from Aston University in Birmingham, England.