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 (16 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.