Teresa White, president of Aflac U.S., is responsible for driving seamless strategy and execution across Aflac’s U.S. operations, including oversight and support of the company's extensive insurance distribution network of individual agents and brokers across the country. In her role, she focuses on specific growth enablers, including improving and expanding distribution, focusing on product innovation, owning Aflac’s customer experience and strengthening the low cost model and has aligned sales and marketing operations in support of Aflac’s core strategy.
White has held several positions at Aflac since her career began at the company in 1998. These positions include second vice president as well as vice president over Client Services; senior vice president and director of Sales, Support and Administration; deputy chief administrative officer; executive vice president of Internal Operations; chief administrative officer; chief service officer; executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aflac’s Columbus operations; and most recently, president of Aflac U.S.
White was one of 10 women selected for Insurance Networking News’ 2014 Women in Insurance Leadership Award. Recently, she was also named to The Network Journal’s 2014 list of 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business, which honored women at the forefront of American leadership who “symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines.” Additionally, she has received numerous leadership awards including the 2012 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia's Women of Distinction honor for setting an example of excellence, serving as role models for girls and distinguishing herself through service to family, career and community.
Before her career at Aflac, White served as site manager at AT&T Universal Card Services where she developed and managed staffing models, operational models, quality and talent, while also managing operations for remittance processing.
White holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree in management from Troy University. She is a fellow at The Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) and an alumnus member of Leadership Columbus. She formerly served on the board of directors for NeighborWorks Columbus as well as Communicorp. She also took a leading role in developing the Columbus Cottage Program benefitting poor, indigent residents living in substandard conditions. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Posts by Teresa White
How to keep your top employees and lure top new candidates: Don’t lose strong workers to your competitorsMarch 2015
It happens every day in the business world: Top companies lose their best workers – and, in the worst-case scenarios, they lose them to their industry rivals. Sometimes sought-after employees leave for better opportunities or more money, but other times they’re simply looking for better benefits. In fact, according to … Read more >
Tax season is here and odds are your company’s workers are digging through drawers in a hunt for bills and receipts that can help them lower their IRS endowments. That makes now the perfect time for them to organize their financial records and look for potential savings. Getting financially on … Read more >
Strange but true: Weird reasons for worker tardiness: Why strong benefits options can help get employees to work on timeMarch 2015
The wild and wacky reasons workers give when calling in late to work can leave even the most seasoned employers shaking their heads. A recent careerbuilder.com survey compiled some of the strangest excuses, including waiting for a judge to set bail, finding a stranger sleeping in the car and … Read more >
Strong health care benefits are a key element of employee workplace satisfaction, and wellness programs rank high among the perks most valued by workers. A recent HealthMine survey revealed that 71 percent of workers want their employers or health plans to offer guidelines for managing their health. What’s more, … Read more >
Wellness programs affect more than waistlines: Employees with wellness programs are more satisfied, confident and engagedMarch 2015
Did you know that employees at companies offering effective wellness programs fare better than those whose companies don’t? It’s true, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report. According to the report, employees who participate in company-sponsored wellness initiatives thrive in key ways: They’re more satisfied with their jobs and … Read more >