COLUMBUS, Ga., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States announced today that Teresa White, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, U.S., has been named to The Network Journal's list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business. Mrs. White accepted the prestigious award at a luncheon today at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York's Times Square. This is the 16th year that the award has been presented.
"We are pleased that The Network Journal has included Teresa White on their 2014 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business. It is a testament to her incredible contributions to our business, our customers and our community," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "Teresa is the driving force in enabling Aflac to deliver benefits to our policyholders fast. She is an executive any company would be proud to have."
"The women we are honoring this year are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines," said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin. "We are proud to honor Teresa White from Aflac among them."
To determine the 2014 award recipients, the 25 women were selected from hundreds of nominations, according to The Network Journal. To qualify, each woman had to be nominated by someone other than herself. Each is an owner, partner, president, CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, Board Chair, senior or management level executive or a woman entrusted with significant decision making authority in a corporation or not-for-profit organization. Final selection was made after a review of reference letters and accompanying documentation, with final recommendation of TNJ's Review Board.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For eight consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2014, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 16th consecutive year. Also, in 2014, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 13th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published quarterly. It provides news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers per issue, TNJ is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its sister daily publication at tnj.com reaches a global audience.
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