Karen Lynch Commencement
CVS CEO to Deliver Bryant Commencement Address
Apr 18, 2024, by Staff Writer
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Karen S. Lynch, president and CEO of CVS Health®, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration and give the undergraduate Commencement address at Bryant University on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Bryant will confer degrees to 976 undergraduates during the ceremony.

Lynch is president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, leading more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about building a world of health around every consumer. The company touches the lives of more than 100 million people through its healthcare benefits and pharmacy benefits management businesses and presence in more than 9,000 community health destinations across America.

Lynch has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to becoming president and CEO in February 2021, she was executive vice president of CVS Health and president of Aetna®. Before joining CVS Health, Karen held executive positions at Cigna® and Magellan Health®, where she served as president. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant.

In 2023, Lynch was selected for the TIME100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was named the top-ranking leader for the last three years on Fortune's list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. Lynch graduated from Boston College and received her MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. She is a member of the President of the United States Export Council, serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and is a member of the Business Roundtable. In spring 2024, she published her first book, Taking Up Space: Get Heard, Deliver Results, and Make a Difference.


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