Meg McCarthy is Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology. She is responsible for information technology, service operations and global security for Aetna. She is a member of Aetna’s Executive Committee, the senior governing body of the company, reporting directly to Aetna's Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini.
Ms. McCarthy has served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President and Head of Business Solutions Delivery at Aetna, where she was responsible for the delivery and production support of information technology and business process improvement initiatives.
Prior to joining Aetna in 2003, Ms. McCarthy was Senior Vice President of Information Technology at CIGNA Healthcare and served as Chief Information Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives and Franciscan Health System. Ms. McCarthy also worked in technology consulting at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and was a consulting partner at Ernst & Young.
Ms. McCarthy has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine's “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders. Ms. McCarthy represents Aetna on the Council on Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), the World Economic Forum Gender Parity Council, and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the global resource for cyber and physical threat analysis and sharing. She serves on the board of directors of First American Financial Corporation, vArmour and Providence College.
Ms. McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree from Providence College and a master’s degree in public health, hospital administration, from Yale University. Her military experience includes U.S. Navy Medical Services Corps, Lieutenant at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and U.S. Navy Reserves, Lieutenant Commander.