Grace Figueredo joined Aetna in late 2012 as Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, reporting to CEO Mark Bertolini and the executive vice president of Human Resources. In 2014, her role was expanded to include Workplace Culture. In this capacity Figueredo is accountable for shaping Aetna’s culture to align with the company’s transformation efforts, as the company’s operating model shifts to meet the business demands of the future. Figueredo also leads Aetna’s global Diversity & Inclusion strategy, ensuring it aligns with the company’s values, brand, culture, business strategy, and growth objectives. From a talent perspective, Figueredo is also responsible for the development and execution of cutting-edge strategies that position Aetna’s workforce for a competitive advantage to drive innovation, growth, and marketplace value.
Figueredo has been recognized as one of Hispanic Business Journal’s Top 100 Executives, and by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Top 100 Chief Diversity Officers. Figueredo was also recognized with a Visionary Award by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hartford, Connecticut, and inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders in New York City. Currently, she serves on the board of directors of TheaterWorks in Hartford.
Figueredo joined Aetna from The Hartford, where she was vice president of Workforce Engagement and Inclusion. In addition, Figueredo held various leadership roles in human resources, talent and diversity at United Technologies Corporation. She holds a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science from Queens College of the City University of New York. Figueredo resides in Connecticut with her spouse, Ken.