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Jennifer Donaldson

Business Project Senior Specialist, Cigna

Jennifer Donaldson is a Business Project Senior Specialist at Cigna, a health services company, where she most recently works within the Consumer Health Engagement business.  At Cigna, Jennifer leads initiatives to focus on strategic clinical metric reporting, data analysis and project definition to address gaps within the delivery of Cigna’s programs.  Jennifer has a passion for improving health, which led her to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and Masters of Public Health in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota.  She is also a Registered Dietitian.  After working within several clinical settings, Jennifer chose to move to into a corporate environment seeking to support positive changes in healthcare from the corporate setting.

A recent MBA graduate from St Thomas, Jennifer focused many of her classes around global business and risk leadership with Professor Peter Young.  She joins the Risk Leadership Initiative Advisory Board as an Alumni. 

Jennifer was drawn to risk management because she believes companies only grow through innovation.  She recognizes innovation comes from creative, engaged people who love to be challenged with new opportunities.  She asks, “How do we assess these opportunities and both the up/down sides of risk?”  Jennifer believes as a risk leader, it’s important to start the dialogue on risk topics and bring the right people to the table to collaborate and communicate.  “We have to be willing to critically think through all our decisions, the circumstances we face, and question our perceptions and assumptions.” 

Jennifer also has a passion for travel.  She aspires to travel to at least two new countries every year.  “This year I am knocking Iceland, Norway, and Spain off the list.  Thanks to Professor Young’s UST study abroad classes, I’ve met that goal the last two years as well!”

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