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STEPHEN Reynolds is the chief ethics officer for Cigna, a Fortune 12 company with more than 70,000 employees worldwide. He is responsible for driving and maintaining an organizational culture committed to integrity and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Among other things, Reynolds oversees the company’s code of ethics and related compliance policies; leads internal investigations of ethics and compliance concerns; implements corrective actions to mitigate risks; and develops training initiatives, monitoring programs and communications campaigns to foster the ethical culture. Prior to joining Cigna, Reynolds served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for 16 years, where he served as lead counsel in numerous investigations, prosecutions, trials and appeals. During his tenure, he served as a deputy chief for cybersecurity in the National Security Division, where he provided legal and policy advice on efforts to investigate, deter and disrupt malicious cyber activity by nation state actors or their proxies. Prior to that, Reynolds served as an assistant U.S. attorney, a deputy chief and the national security coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut, where he investigated and tried to verdict a number of federal criminal cases involving terrorism, cybercrime, corporate fraud, child exploitation, narcotics trafficking, weapons offenses and violent crime. Among other matters, he handled the extradition and prosecution of members of a terrorism support cell in London that provided extensive cyber-enabled support to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the Chechen mujahideen, for which he received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. Reynolds also assisted the investigation and prosecution of Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Faisal Shahzad for his attempt to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, for which he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Justice’s second highest honor. Reynolds earned a BA from Hamilton College, and a JD from Cornell Law School. Married to Alina Marquez Reynolds, with whom he has two teenage sons, Reynolds’ paternal grandfather Thomas was born in 1893 in Cloonfinnan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. His grandmother Julia O’Neill Reynolds was born in 1898 in Lisnalea, Tularone, Co. Kilkenny. They came to the U.S. and met in the greater New Haven, Connecticut area, having not previously known each other in Ireland. The house where his grandmother grew up in remains in the family.