NEW YORK—The Arthur W. Page Society, a professional organization for chief communications officers, has named Roger Bolton, former senior vice president of communications at Aetna, as president of the organization. He takes over from Julia Hood, who announced her return to PR Week publisher Haymarket last month.
Bolton has served as chairman of the Page Society and currently serves on the board of trustees. In his new role, he will be chief executive of the organization, directing the staff, overseeing operations, and working closely with the organization’s elected volunteer leaders. He will serve as a strategic partner to the current chairman Bill Margaritis, who serves as chairman of the board, as well as to the board of trustees.
In addition to his leadership position at Aetna, Bolton also chaired Aetna’s council for organizational effectiveness, a group of senior executives responsible for helping the company achieve high performance through culture change, and served on the board of the Aetna Foundation. Bolton has also served in senior corporate communication roles at IBM.
Prior to his business career, he was assistant secretary of the Treasury for public affairs under President George H.W. Bush, assistant US trade representative for public affairs in the executive office of the President under President Reagan, and special assistant to President Reagan in the White House, with responsibility for the president’s relations with business and labor.
At the Page Society, Roger Bolton has been a leader and driver of important organizational imperatives including The Authentic Enterprise report that proposes a set of strategic options for CEOs and other C-suite executives to consider in helping the enterprise successfully respond to the new realities of global business and society.