Sam Taggard
Senior Director, Enablement

Daytime MBA

Class of 2009


Health Care




Hartford, Connecticut Area


Sam Taggard is a Director of Operations within Cigna's Total Health and Network Organization. In his current role, Sam's focus is to deliver enterprise strategic capabilities. Previously he was a Business Development Project Manager, developing new businesses and strategic partnerships. He also assisted in the creation of Cigna Ventures, Cigna's corporate venture capital fund. During his initial role at Cigna, Sam helped lead national contracting vendor implementations to support enterprise cost and quality initiatives.

Prior to joining Cigna's HealthService Leadership Program in 2009, Sam practiced physical therapy in a variety of clinical settings while at Beth Israel Deaconess and HCA's Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Sam attained a BS in Economics and Finance from Bentley College as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and an MBA from Duke University.