Health insurance company Cigna has appointed Christopher De Rosa as new regional vice president for the its west region.

Cigna’s west region comprises California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho and Montana.

De Rosa brings over 20 years of health care industry expertise to the new role. He most recently served as the general manager for Cigna in Southern California and Nevada.

De Rosa joined Cigna in 1992. He held various positions with the company in small group, national accounts and regional segment as well as leading sales effectiveness and customer reporting. He also developed Cigna’s government and Taft Hartley segment.

Cigna regional segment president Michael Triplett said under his leadership, the Southern California and Nevada markets grew significantly, and also experienced improved service and enhanced employee engagement and morale.

"We are pleased that he will be using his drive and energy to continue to build Cigna’s presence in his expanded area of responsibility," Triplett said.