Teresa White is a 26-year veteran in the financial services industry who currently serves as president of Aflac U.S. She is a visionary leader with a proven track record of optimizing operations, driving revenues, decreasing expenses, and building high-performing, diverse teams. She has driven business and leadership strategies across multiple organizations to achieve corporate targets and has extensive experience driving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experience and utilizing technology to enable growth.
Teresa is recognized as the expert in her field. Her current responsibilities include oversight of the company’s extensive distribution network of individual agents and brokers across the country. She is responsible for creating the vision for Aflac U.S. and driving execution of the long-term strategy while strengthening the low-cost model.
Under Teresa’s leadership, Aflac U.S. is reshaping its internal processes to respond to the changing dynamics in the marketplace. She is using technology innovation, strategic partnerships, and corporate development to bring solutions, tools, and services that consumers, employers and brokers need.
Leadership development is one of Teresa’s passions and is demonstrated by her development of the Aflac Career Success Center, which was so successful that it spread to multiple Aflac campuses. Working with all divisions of the company, the Center was established to coach, empower, consult and assist employees as they prepare for career opportunities, enhancing Aflac’s position to grow and retain talent to support a high-performance-driven culture.
Teresa is the recipient of a number of awards, including Black Enterprise’s 2017 lists of the Most Powerful Women in Business for two consecutive years and the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America; American Business Awards’ 2017 Bronze Stevie award; the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Arlington; Girls Inc. of Columbus’ 2017 Strong, Smart and Bold Award; Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Women Who Mean Business list; Bizwomen’s 2016 Women to Watch list; and the American Business Awards’ 2016 Stevie Award for Women in four categories: Gold Stevie in the Female Executive of the Year category, Silver Stevie in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year-Social Media Focused category, and two Bronze Stevies in the Mentor or Coach of the Year and Women Helping Women – business categories.
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, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and an alumna member of Leadership Columbus. She was recently elected to the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.