Julia Davis joined Aflac in July 2013 as senior vice president; chief information officer. In her position, Julia oversees the day-to-day operations and the strategic initiatives of Aflac’s Information Technology Division. Before joining Aflac, she most recently served as chief information officer at American Safety Insurance (ASI).
Prior to her tenure at ASI, Julia served as chief information officer of the Equipment Finance Division for GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services and GE Capital Business Productivity Solutions. Additionally, she held IT leadership positions at GE Energy, Armstrong World Industries, Information Builders, Ogden Government Services and CRSS Services Inc.
While at Aflac, Julia has been honored with several prestigious awards and recognitions, including:
- Three American Business Awards: the 2017 Gold Stevie in the IT Executive of the Year category, 2016 Silver Stevie in the IT Executive of the Year category and the 2015 Silver Stevie in the Female Executive of the Year category;
- Finalist for the 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership award;
- 2017 Women World Awards’ Silver honoree in the Female Innovator of the Year category;
- The CIO 100 Award for 2016;
- Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016;
- Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2015 Women Worth Watching;
- Insurance Networking News’ 2015 Women in Insurance Leadership;
- Evanta’s 2015 Top 10 Breakaway Leader Award; and
- Finalist for the 2015 Georgia CIO of the Year award.
Additionally, as Aflac’s CIO, the company has received multiple honors, including:
- Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2017 – Aflac ranked at No. 41;
- TAG’s Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia for 2017;
- 2017 Celent Model Insurer in the Operational Excellence category;
- InformationWeek’s 2016 Elite 100 list – Aflac ranked at No. 21; and
- 2016 Novarica Research Council Impact Award.
Julia began her career in the U.S. Air Force as a software engineer and earned the rank of captain.
She received a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in systems administration from St. Mary’s University.