NEW YORK — The Doe Fund has appointed Robert Cornegy, Jr. as executive VP of external affairs. The former New York City council member from Brooklyn brings expertise in housing, criminal justice reform and social enterprise to the homeless services, reentry, and workforce development nonprofit. In his new role, Cornegy (pictured) will identify and secure funds and political capital to execute on the organization’s mission and key strategic objectives. He will introduce key stakeholders in government and the private sectors to the work and goals of The Doe Fund. Cornegy’s expertise in small business development will help advance the organization’s social enterprises and explore innovative new avenues like social cooperatives.

HARTFORD, CT — Cigna Corporation has promoted Melissa Skottegaard to chief communications officer. Skottegaard has served as Cigna’s VP of global communications since 2018. She oversees CEO and executive communications, media relations, issue and reputation management and employee communications for Cigna Corporation, Cigna Health Plan, its health services business Evernorth and the rest of Cigna’s portfolio. Prior to joining Cigna, Skottegaard served as TIAA’s vice president of communications for eight years, and also served in communications leadership roles at The Hartford and GE.
DES PLAINES, IL — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry's association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, has hired Chris Stroisch as VP, public affairs and communications. Stroisch brings with him nearly 20 years of public relations, marketing, and communications experience, more than a decade of which was leading public relations and communications teams in the insurance industry. Stroisch previously served as director, external communications and corporate social responsibility at CNA Insurance, where he led media relations, crisis management, investor communications, and corporate social responsibility efforts. Prior to that role, he oversaw media relations and crisis communications as the public relations manager at Country Financial.