William J. Casazza is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aetna Inc., a Fortune 50 Company and one of the largest health care companies in America – reporting directly to the Company's Chairman and CEO. As General Counsel, Casazza was responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for Aetna worldwide.
Prior to joining Aetna, Casazza was engaged in the private practice of law with Sullivan & Cromwell, a Wall Street law firm, specializing in corporate/securities law matters and mergers and acquisitions. He worked in the firm’s New York and London offices. Prior to that, Casazza was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young in Chicago.
Casazza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Tufts University; a Masters of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business Administration; and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, with distinction in all subjects, from the Cornell Law School. He is active in alumni affairs at Cornell Law School and returns each year to talk and teach young law students.
Bill enjoys outdoor activities and has traveled around the world hiking, rafting, fly fishing and exploring. He previously served on the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound USA for over 15 years, and served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for many years. Bill has served on the OBUSA Board of Directors since 2016.
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