Audrey Boone Tillman is executive vice president and general counsel for Aflac Incorporated. Her oversight encompasses the divisions of Compliance, Legal, General Counsel of Aflac International, Corporate Communications, Federal Relations, Government Relations and the Office of the Corporate Secretary.
Tillman joined Aflac in January 1996 as a member of the Legal department and was promoted to second vice president in September 1997. She was promoted to vice president and senior associate counsel, Legal division, in September 2000. Her work as legal counsel to the Human Resources division led to her promotion to senior vice president, director of Human Resources, in August 2001, and then to Corporate Services in 2008. She was recently promoted to general counsel in May 2014.
During her tenure, Aflac has received multiple honors from Training magazine’s Training Top 125, FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 17 consecutive years and Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Places for Working Mothers. Also, under her tenure, Aflac has been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of its Best Companies for Diversity for seven consecutive years, has appeared on LATINA Style magazine’s annual list of "The 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work” for 14 years and was named to Businessweek’s Best Places to Launch a Career in 2008 and 2009.
Tillman is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the North Carolina State Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia and is a past chair of the corporate law section of the National Bar Association. She has also served as a director-at-large for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She served on Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Workforce Development Task Force, part of the Commission for a New Georgia. Tillman was selected by The Network Journal as one of their 25 Influential Black Women in Business awardees for 2013. Tillman has been named one of the Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America by Black Professionals magazine for two consecutive years. She also received the Office Depot Visionary Award, which recognizes her dedication, leadership ability and commitment to achieve business success, shape the direction of her community and to help improve the lives of women.
Before joining Aflac, Tillman served as an associate professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. From 1990 to 1993, she was an associate with the Smith, Helms, Mulliss and Moore law firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also served as a federal judicial law clerk to Judge Richard C. Erwin, U.S. District Court for North Carolina.
Tillman holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is married with three children.
Posts by Audrey Tillman
Imagine a large farmers’ market where shoppers can examine and compare produce before adding it to their market baskets. Then envision private exchanges as the online health insurance equivalents – places for individuals and businesses to shop for, compare and buy health insurance. These marketplaces are shifting the way we … Read more >
Uncle Sam is calling, and U.S. companies are on the other end of the line. The reason for the call? Changes you’ll want to pay attention to if your business offers employees health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) or health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). These plans can help employees … Read more >
Cancer affects millions nationwide, and for many, the diagnosis may bring devastating financial burden even if they have major medical insurance. Unfortunately, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United States, which causes many patients to make decisions about their health based on their finances. Read more >
On bright summer days, office workers often envy people whose jobs allow them to escape the confines of the cubicle. But during this time of year, when Old Man Winter has his chilly grip on much of the nation, working outdoors loses its luster. Construction workers, truck drivers, telephone and … Read more >
The recent economic downturn will remain on the minds of employees for years to come. Perhaps, one of the most poignant is a greater appreciation for a steady paycheck and the importance of income protection. Many employees underestimate their susceptibility to experiencing a disability; yet overestimate the resources that would … Read more >