William J. Casazza is Promoted to General Counsel at Aetna

Date of management change: June 01, 2005 

What Happened?

Hartford, CT-based Aetna has promoted William J. Casazza to General Counsel.


About the Company

Here at Aetna, we are building a healthier world by making health care easy, affordable and all about you. Follow our LinkedIn page for company news, industry commentary, jobs, and more. Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is one of the nation`s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better decisions about their health care. At Aetna, we put people at the center of everything we do, making decisions based on integrity, caring, excellence and inspiration. “Our core values guide us to make a difference in your world and throughout the world we reach. I couldn’t be any more proud of the work our people do. Investing in our employees and their success is a cornerstone for building a healthier world.” -- Mark T. Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna. As a health care leader, we believe that our corporate responsibility starts with helping people live healthier lives. And that means using our resources to make the communities and world we live in better places. We firmly believe we can do well by doing good, and we continue to find new ways to broaden our impact, including through a strong social compact with our employees. Our focus on diversity and inclusion reflects the world around us. Having a diverse group of employees gives us a broader and deeper view of how to serve the people and businesses in our communities.


About the Person

William J. Casazza is Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Law & Regulatory Affairs, reporting to the Company's Chairman, CEO and President, Mark T. Bertolini. Mr. Casazza joined Aetna’s Law & Regulatory Affairs department in 1992. Mr. Casazza was promoted to Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 1997 and to Corporate Secretary in 1999. He has been General Counsel since 2005. Previously, Mr. Casazza was engaged in the private practice of law with Sullivan & Cromwell, a Wall Street law firm, specializing in corporate/securities law matters and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Casazza was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Casazza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Tufts University; a Masters of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business Administration; and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell Law School.  


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