Susan Stith

by Edward Cates
Susan Stith
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, Foundation & Civic Affairs

Susan Stith is the Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, Foundation & Civic Affairs at Cigna. In this role, she is responsible for shaping and steering the company’s enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion (D&I), philanthropic and community outreach strategy and initiatives.


Stith also leads the efforts to create innovative D&I programs in the areas of employee recruitment, retention and talent development, and she ensures senior leadership commitment. Stith has a longstanding career in diversity, cultural competence and inclusion, spanning several industries. She specializes in bringing innovative, creative, comprehensive and sustainable business strategies to life with a lens on people, programs and processes. She is a visionary with experience in matrixed environments and provides leadership by promoting values-driven initiatives.


Recognized for her work in this area, Stith has won numerous diversity and inclusion awards from publications and organizations such as Diversity Plus magazine’s Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity, Diversity Woman’s Top 50 Diversity Champions, Urban League’s Salute to Women in Leadership and Black Enterprise’s Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.


Stith earned a Bachelor’s degree at University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

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