Wall Street 50 – 2009

Meg McCarthy/Aetna Inc.

As chief information officer and senior vice president of Procurement and Real Estate, Meg McCarthy is responsible for all information technology services, process and performance improvement, procurement and real estate at Aetna Inc. Prior to being named CIO in 2005, Meg was vice president and head of Business Solutions Delivery at Aetna.

Meg received her master’s of public health degree in Hospital Administration from Yale University and received her BA in philosophy from Providence College. Before working for Aetna, she was senior vice president of Information Technology at CIGNA.

Meg’s military experience includes US Navy Medical Services Corps; lieutenant at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and US Navy Reserves, lieutenant commander.
A third-generation Irish American whose father’s family came from Kerry, Meg is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and calls her Irish heritage a source of “strong spirit, personal warmth, and perseverance.”