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Karen S. Lynch (née Rohan, born December 30, 1963) is an American businesswoman and the president and chief executive officer of CVS Health. Lynch serves on the board of directors of AHIP, CVS Health, and U.S. Bancorp. In 2015, she became the first female president of Aetna. She has held executive positions at Magellan Health Services and Cigna. In 2021, she became the highest-ranking female chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. She currently serves as a member of the President's Export Council. Early life and education Lynch was born on December 30, 1963, in Ware, Massachusetts. She attended Ware Junior/Senior High School and graduated in 1980. Lynch attended Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Upon graduating, she started her financial career in the Boston office of Ernst & Young, where she specialized in insurance. Career Lynch credits her chosen career path in health care to her family life experiences. She spent nearly a decade in insurance before returning to graduate school to pursue her MBA, saying, "I wanted to broaden my financial background to have more exposure to the business aspects of running a company". In 2004, Lynch was appointed president of Cigna Dental. The following year, she was named to a newly-created position that combines leadership of Cigna Group Insurance and Cigna Dental. She left Cigna in 2009 to become president of Magellan Health Services. Lynch stayed with Magellan until 2012, when she joined Aetna as executive vice president and head of Specialty Products. Three months after joining Aetna, Lynch led the integration of Coventry Health Care, which was the largest health care acquisition at the time. In 2015, Lynch became Aetna's first female president, a role she retained through the $70 billion acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health in 2018. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lynch took the helm as president and chief executive officer of CVS Health on February 1, 2021, following the retirement of Larry Merlo. The appointment made her the highest-ranking female CEO on the Fortune 500 list and the 40th female chief executive on the Fortune 500 list. Under Lynch's leadership, CVS Health administered the COVID-19 vaccine in more than 40,000 long-term care facilities and in CVS Pharmacy locations in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. At CVS Health, Lynch was credited with overhauling their drug pricing business model to decrease costs borne by consumers. Under Lynch, CVS announced CVS CostVantage, a straightforward, cost-plus model that based the cost of prescription drugs on the amount paid by CVS plus a small markup. Fortune called her work one of the biggest CEO successes of 2023, saying the new system was "a sea change" for the industry. In her first three years as CEO of CVS, the stock has risen from $72.08 to $74.43, a 3.2% growth in share price. Comparatively, the S&P 500 has risen 29.6% in that same timeframe. Awards and honors Lynch was selected for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50, a list of female entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and creators who are over the age of 50. She was awarded the 2021 Committee for Economic Development Distinguished Leadership Award, which recognizes business leaders for their contributions. She was also ranked number one on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list. Additionally, Lynch is a board member of U.S. Bancorp, AHIP, The Business Council, Boston College Women’s Council, The Business Roundtable, and is an advisory board member of IBM Watson Health. Lynch is also a trustee of the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Lynch was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford in 2022 and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Becker College in 2015. She served as honorary co-chair of the Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure benefiting breast cancer research. In 2022, she was listed on the Fortune's “50 Most Powerful Women in Business. Lynch was later named to Time's Time 100 annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world in 2023. Personal life Lynch was raised by a single mother. Her mother died by suicide when Lynch was 12 years old. Following her mother’s death, Lynch and her three siblings were raised by their aunt, who was a single mother with a son of her own. In Lynch’s early 20s, she lost her aunt to breast cancer, lung cancer, and emphysema. Lynch married Kevin M. Lynch, the founder, president and CEO of the Quell Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to remove the stigma around mental health, reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and the incarceration of those with mental illness, in 2015. The two first met in the early 80s while enrolled in college and later reconnected in the early 2000s. In an interview given by Lynch in 2020 she said “Outside of work, I make time for physical fitness, and running is one of my favorite past times. Running helps me to unwind and clear my mind—many times my greatest ideas come from an exhilarating run.” References External links Karen S. Lynch Biography. Discover the Karen Lynch popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Karen Lynch books.

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    Queen

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse recovered the missing ke’tain to keep her parents safe, but it came at a high price. In the weeks after her brush with death, she struggles to adapt to her new life, while bu...

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    Hellion

    Karen Lynch

    Jordan Shaw is one of the Mohiri’s best young warriors. Fearless and bold, she’s passionate about completing every job and living life to the fullest, even if that means breaking a...

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    Refuge

    Karen Lynch

    To keep the people she loves safe, Sara left everything she knew behind. She soon learns this new world is nothing like her old one, and she struggles to make a place for herself a...

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    Tempest

    Karen Lynch

    Danielle Danshov has wanted to be a warrior for as long as she can remember. At eighteen, that dream is within her grasp – if she can get through her final year of training, master...

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    La Dame

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse a récupéré le ke’tain qui avait disparu pour protéger ses parents, mais ce n’est pas sans conséquences. Durant les semaines après avoir frôlé la mort, elle lutte pour s’adapt...

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    Knight

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse risked everything to bring her mother and father home, but her life is far from back to normal. With her parents’ memories of their abduction gone, Jesse is no closer to find...

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    Pawn

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse James is a normal eighteenyearold, even if her parents are the best faerie bounty hunters in New York. Jesse’s only concern is how to pay for college, but that changes the ni...

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    Rogue

    Karen Lynch

    Sara Grey is done hiding and done being afraid. The Master thinks he has her running scared, but she’s taking matters into her own hands and taking her life back. With the help of ...

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    Le Pion

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse James est une fille normale de dixhuit ans, même si ses parents sont les meilleurs chasseurs de faës de tout New York. Le seul souci de Jesse, dans la vie, c’est le paiement ...

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    Le Cavalier

    Karen Lynch

    Jesse a tout risqué pour ramener sa mère et son père à la maison, mais sa vie est loin de revenir à la normale. Victimes de perte de mémoire, ses parents ont tout oublié de leur en...

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    Relentless

    Karen Lynch

    Now optioned for TVSometimes, the demons you fight inside are real.Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still h...

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    Warrior

    Karen Lynch

    The warrior has finally met his match.Nikolas Danshov is the Mohiri’s finest warrior, fearless and lethal with any weapon. For almost two hundred years, he has devoted his life to ...

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    Haven

    Karen Lynch

    Things are going well for Roland Greene. High school is behind him, he has a sweet new ride, a good job, and he’s making plans for his future. At eighteen, he’s one of the stronges...

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    Fated

    Karen Lynch

    Christian Kent has many labels – warrior, protector, friend, lover – but the one label he never wanted was mate. In his lifetime, the only girl he has ever loved, was the one he co...

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    Half-Sick Of Shadows

    David Logan

    On the eve of Granny Hazel’s burial in the back garden, a stranger in his time machine – a machine that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Morris Minor – visits five yearold Edward ...

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    Relentless Trilogy

    Karen Lynch

    The first three books in the New York Times bestselling Relentless series. Enter a world where demons, faeries, vampires, shifters, hellhounds, and everything supernatural exists.R...