David Palombi | Influence 100

David Palombi

Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
CVS Health



David Palombi joined CVS in 2014 to help lead the Fortune 10 company through its national renaming to CVS Health — a reflection of the CEO’s bold decision to remove tobacco products from all of its 7,800 stores.

He is responsible for all aspects of the retail pharmacy’s internal and external communications, including media relations, public relations, social media and corporate reputation management. Palombi also oversees executive and colleague communications, and major internal events that support and drive sales, business development and growth. He works closely with CVS Health’s government affairs team to support the company’s state and federal government affairs strategies.

Palombi was previously SVP of corporate communications at WellPoint, where he worked during the US debate over health care reform. He has also held executive-level communications positions at Freddie Mac, Barnett Banks and Riggs National Corporation. He began his career as a political and business reporter for regional daily newspapers.