Teresa White is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Aflac U.S. headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. In this role, Ms. White leads support for the sales, marketing and service areas for Aflac’s voluntary, traditional and group products in the United States. She oversees 4,000 employees and more than 70,000 independent sales agents.
Ms. White began her career with Aflac in 1998 where she has held a variety of positions, most recently overseeing Administration and Information Technology as Executive Vice President, Internal Operations and Chief Service Officer.
Under her direction, Aflac experienced a 22 percent increase in operational efficiency, an increase of 4 percentage points in employee engagement and an increase of 3 percentage points in account retention. Aflac was also named to Computerworld’s list of Best Places to Work in IT and FORTUNE’s 100 Best Places to Work during her leadership tenure.
She has received numerous awards for leadership, including the 2012 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia’s 2012 Women of Distinction honor. White is also an alumnus of Leadership Columbus.
She holds a master’s degree in management from Troy University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ms. White is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Communicorp, Inc. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Posts by Teresa White
Water-cooler chatter often revolves around topics such as what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” and the latest big sporting event. Lately, though, there’s been a lot of chatter about a more serious topic: health care reform. How can your company make sure the talk is factual and not based on … Read more >
There’s no question there are many advantages to working at a small business. But even with a positive working environment, employees at small businesses tend to be more financially fragile than their counterparts at medium or large companies.1 No one knows when a serious illness or injury … Read more >
For you, we know every week is Small Business Week, but this week it’s official.
A company’s greatest asset is often said to be its employees. With this in mind, employers should always be thinking of ways they can help keep workers happy and healthy.
While employees who work for small businesses tend to have higher job satisfaction, retention can still be an issue.
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