Teresa White Honored by Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

by LP Green, II

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, today announced that Teresa White, Aflac president U.S., has been awarded the 2014 Woman in Healthcare Leadership Award by the Atlanta chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). The announcement was made at the award reception held at the Buckhead Club in Atlantaon Thursday, December 4. Teresa was among 18 nominees and five finalists for this prestigious award, whose annual recipient is a woman who “plays a lead role in the health care industry exemplifying strong and innovative leadership,” according to the HBA.

“As Teresa continues to grow as president of Aflac U.S., the entire health care and insurance industry is learning what everyone at Aflac has been alerted to for some time,” Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. “That she is an asset to our company and our policyholders and is most deserving of this award.”

“Teresa’s commitment to leadership excellence and passion for mentoring others to develop their full potential exemplifies the mission of the HBA,” added Sharon Baldwin, president of the Atlanta Chapter of the HBA.

White, who earlier this year was named as one of Insurance Networking News’ Women in Insurance Leadership and one of the Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business, has served in her current capacity as president of Aflac U.S. since September of this year. Among her recent achievements, White played a major role in executing significant changes in the company’s sales structure. A passionate proponent of corporate mentoring and coaching, White also recently opened Aflac’s first-ever Career Success Center, which provides full-time services and guidance for Aflac employees who are interested in career development.

According to the criteria for being nominated for the 2014 Woman in Healthcare Leadership Award, one needed to be a woman who:

  • Significantly impacted the successful achievement of business goals and objectives at a health care company.
  • Sets an example to others through a demonstrated commitment, passion and desire to contribute to their organization and/or the industry overall.
  • Shows a commitment to mentor and/or sponsor women by guiding others to learn the necessary skills to become an empowered leader.

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association was founded in 1977 and is the premier catalyst for professional development and leadership for women in the health care industry. It is a global organization that empowers more than 7,000 members to achieve their greatest potential by providing opportunities for professional development, education, skill-building, networking and mentoring.


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