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Updated: August 5, 2019 / 2019 40 Under Forty Awards Honorees

Shannon Mumley

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography Shannon Mumley


Internship Program Administrator, Cigna

Age: 31

No. of years with current company: 11 months

Town where I live: Hartford

Town where I work: Bloomfield

College: Eastern CT State University and University of Hartford

Highest degree: Master’s degree in organization psychology

Who is your favorite superhero? Jean Grey

Shannon Mumley experimented with different career fields around Connecticut after she graduated from ECSU. It was when she landed at the University of Hartford she found her true passion, working with college-age students within Greater Hartford.

At the University of Hartford she was the associate director of the Women’s Advancement Initiative program focused on undergraduate female students ensuring they are positioned for academic and career success. She is now at Cigna managing the enterprise internship program.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

Creating programing and events that focus on the community of Hartford while at the University of Hartford. Pulling in Hartford’s culture and teaching it to the students in aspects that resonated with them individually. I’m now implementing similar techniques and programs at Cigna to engage interns in the communities where they work.

How are you involved in the community?

I am a founding member of the East Side Civic Association, where a group of residents and I are working to remove the negative stigma of our Hartford neighborhood and make people aware of the uniqueness it brings to the greater community. Also, very active with Achieve Hartford, Leadership Greater Hartford, and actively gardening at KNOX.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I live life to the fullest with a jam-packed schedule, including walks with my dog, Yard Goats games, cycling with my partner Joey, and I am an active member of Club Waka Kickball. I always have time for my large active family and friends.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

• Alum of the Leadership Greater Hartford Quest Program and now a committee member who is actively involved in retaining alumni connections to strengthen connections to the city.

• Founding member of the East Side Civic Association bringing awareness to Hartford’s culturally rich neighborhoods through fun events and collaboration initiatives.

• Self-starter — within months of being at Cigna started a young professionals network.

• I constantly push myself past my boundaries. My next goal is to join a nonprofit board of directors that meets my values and that would be impacted positively by my skills and personality.

Fun Fact

Dog mom, novice at Knox garden, and seriously contemplating the Hartford skyline as my next tattoo.

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