Aetna Names Michael Mathias Chief Technology Officer

HARTFORD, Conn., July 22, 2008 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today 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, taking on increasingly responsible roles over time. He has led the development and implementation of many strategic technology initiatives, spanning all computing platforms, and has served as Aetna's key technical architect. 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. 

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates.

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