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Anthem’s Cindy Heston Inducted Into The BTN Group’s Business Travel Hall Of Fame

Heston also Named Among Business Travel News' 25 Most Influential for 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – December 7, 2016 – Anthem's Cindy Heston, director of Travel and Events, was inducted into the BTN Group's Business Travel Hall of Fame and also named one of Business Travel News' (BTN) 25 Most Influential for 2016 at the 6th Annual Business Travel Hall of Fame ceremony. Heston joins an elite group of travel industry executives that include airline and hotel chain founders and CEOs.

Business Travel News has long recognized Heston for her focus on the strategic management of supplier partners to elevate the corporate travel program to best in class, beginning in 2000 when it named her Travel Manager of the Year. BTN also named her a Best Practitioner in 2008 for her meetings management accomplishments and in 2013 for leveraging new technology to better serve Anthem associates travel and meeting and event needs. Business Travel News also listed Cindy as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives in the business travel industry in 2013.

"We are proud to have Cindy leading Anthem's travel and events needs and congratulate her on a well-deserved honor," said Jim Ardell, vice president and chief procurement officer. "Her experience negotiating contracts, implementing the use of data to drive better, more efficient results and her depth of industry knowledge have generated more than 20 percent savings during her tenure as director of Travel and Events."

The BTN Group's 2016 inductees join 29 other Business Travel Hall of Fame members from airline, car rental, consulting, hotel, payment system, technology and travel management companies, all of whom made indelible marks on the business travel industry. The BTN Group recognizes these leaders to commemorate their efforts in the development of the business travel industry.

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Anthem, Inc. Media Contact
Gene Rodriguez, 317-488-6168

BTN Group Media Contact
Louis Magliaro, 973 769-0028

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly 40 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem's family of companies, please visit

About BTN

For over 30 years, Business Travel News has been providing business travel and meeting professionals with news, analysis, and research. BTN is published monthly and has six annual research issues. Its circulation of 44,000 corporate executives are responsible for setting travel policy, managing and buying business travel/meetings for their companies. BTN's digital portfolio includes; BTN Daily, BTN Global, BTN Travel Management and the industry's leading website

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