2010 Hall of Fame Inductees
George Gentile is the retired chairman of Gerber Scientific, Inc., where he began working in 1963. He has been a member of the company's Board of Directors since 1989. Gentile was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Hartford in 2007, and he is an honorary regent of the University.
"Remember, there is no future in saying something can't be done," said Gentile. "The future is in making it happen."
David Cordani became president and CEO of CIGNA Corporation on Jan. 1, 2010. He previously served as president of CIGNA HealthCare, a position he held since July 2005. He has held several other positions at the company as well, including senior vice president and CFO of CIGNA HealthCare. Prior to CIGNA, Cordani was with Coopers & Lybrand.
Cordani and Gentile Inducted into Barney Hall of Fame
Alumni David Cordani (MBA '95), president and CEO of CIGNA Corp., and George Gentile (BS '59, MBA '69, Hon. '07), former chairman of Gerber Scientific, were inducted into the Barney School of Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony on January 20, 2010 in the 1877 Club.
Cordani and Gentile were selected from among 18,000 Barney alumni for their "outstanding achievements to promote global awareness and social responsibility.