The First Ladies Of Aflac
By Wane A. Hailes
When you have an organization where minorities make up 40% of its work-force and women account for 70% of its workforce, 50% of its management and 30% of its senior executives it is no coincidence why Aflac, provider of more than 50 million people worldwide with supplemental insurance, continues to be named as one of the best places to work.
This Fortune 500 Company proves daily they not only value diversity but the importance of attracting and retaining top talent. That is why it came as no surprise when the company recently named two African-American females; Audrey Boone Tillman, Esq. as executive Vice President; General Counsel and Teresa L. White as President, Aflac U.S.
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.
Audrey 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.
White served as site manager at AT&T Universal Card Services before she began her career at Aflac, where she developed and managed staffing models, operational models, quality and talent, while also managing operations for remittance processing.
Teresa 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. Ms White is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Audrey Tillman and Teresa White serve as role models for all women in our community.