Mark Boxer '83
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Doctorate, Medical University of South Carolina
Doctorate, Arizona School of Health Sciences
MS, Drexel University
MBA, University of Connecticut
BS and BA, University of Hartford
Dr. Mark Boxer ‘83 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in June 2020 following his retirement from Cigna, where he served as global chief information officer for nine years. He was responsible for driving Cigna’s worldwide technology strategy and overseeing the health company’s technology operations, digital capabilities, analytics, and ventures.
Prior to joining Cigna, Boxer was group president, Government Healthcare at Xerox and served as deputy global CIO for the Xerox Corporation. Before joining Xerox, he was a member of Anthem’s executive leadership team and served in various leadership roles at that company, including CEO and president of Technology, Operations, and Government Services, chief operations officer, chief information officer, president of Consumer Health Plans, and chief strategy officer. Prior to joining Anthem, Boxer was senior vice president of Information Technology and E-Commerce at Cigna Healthcare and served as chief information officer of Healthsource, a Cigna acquisition. He also spent 10 years with Hewlett Packard (Digital) in various senior technology management roles. He began his career with HP as a divisional CFO and group controller.
In addition to several corporate board positions and venture advisory roles, Boxer is a University of Connecticut (UConn) trustee and is an alumni representative for the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been recognized for his industry achievements by Computerworld, Insurance & Technology magazine, and the STEMconnector Consortium. He is a founding member of the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC).
Boxer, a champion for advancing the employment of people with different abilities, is a recipient of the American Association of People with Disabilities “Justice for All” Award along with two United States congressmen.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of Hartford, and in 2013, was awarded the UHart Alumni Association’s highest honor for distinguished alumni, an Anchor Award. Boxer holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from UConn and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University, as well as a doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a second doctorate in Global Public Health from Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is currently completing postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, Nuffield School of Primary Care.