Karen Kocher

Chief Learning Officer


Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2016
Panels Participated in
Developing your Organization’s Skills for the Digital Future (2016)

Karen is Cigna’s global Chief Learning Officer.  In this role Karen is accountable for enterprise and external stakeholder Learning, Leadership Effectiveness and Organizational Development.  Specifically, Karen is responsible for capability and competency development, strategic talent planning, organizational network analysis and development, employee insights and engagement, performance management and career development.

Prior to joining Cigna, Karen held multiple roles within IBM including Global Solutions Executive, Software Division and Offering Executive, Advanced and Emerging Technologies, Global Services.  Prior to IBM Karen was the General Manager/VP and P&L leader for the IKON Office Solution’s New England Learning Services business.

The early years of Karen’s career were spent in line positions in insurance and financial services including medical cost containment, operations, finance, information technology, risk management and sales.  Karen earned the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American College and is a member of the CPCU Society.  She is also a graduate of DePaul University with a major in Political Strategy and Communications.

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