COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today announced that Andrew K. Glaub has been named senior vice president and director of Aflac U.S. Sales, reporting to Teresa L. White, president of Aflac U.S. In his new role, which will be effective September 1, Glaub will be responsible for providing leadership and vision as well as driving strategies to advance Aflac's sales throughout the United States.
Glaub will focus on the day-to-day operations of the sales force, developing programs and initiatives to enhance the U.S. sales strategy. Michael J. Tomlinson, who has served in this capacity over the last year, has made the decision to retire from the company to focus on his health. Over the next several months, Tomlinson will remain as an advisor to ensure that Aflac's U.S. sales function is successful while also focusing on a smooth transition of leadership.
Glaub has extensive field leadership experience with Aflac, having begun his career with the company 30 years ago as an associate. He subsequently progressed through the ranks, serving 22 years as a state sales coordinator and two years as a vice president; territory director. In July 2015, he became deputy director of Aflac U.S. Sales before being promoted to his new role of senior vice president and director of Aflac U.S. Sales. Throughout his career, Glaub has consistently met and exceeded his sales goals and earned nearly 60 of Aflac's most prestigious accolades and awards, all of which exemplify his leadership and results-oriented approach. Under his leadership, Glaub has mentored and developed numerous other executives who have gone on to lead other Aflac sales organizations.
Commenting on the promotion of Glaub, Tomlinson said: "I have worked closely with Andy for 30 years, and I have watched him develop into an effective and compassionate leader whom I admire very much. Through leading with words as well as actions, Andy has earned the utmost respect among our sales force, corporate headquarters and customers. So, I can rest assured that I leave Aflac in Andy's very competent hands, and I look forward to seeing him continue to succeed."
White added: "Like so many who have had the opportunity to work with Mike, I am grateful for his many years of leadership and dedication to Aflac. While we will miss working with him, we wish him the very best in his retirement. I also look forward to working closely with Andy, who has proven his leadership capabilities and done an exceptional job throughout his three decades with Aflac."
Aflac Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos commented: "Mike has been an outstanding leader who has served as a role model of excellence in ethics, values and performance throughout his 36 years with the company. Without Mike's leadership and expertise, the very important work last year related to the sales model changes would not have been accomplished, and I am eternally grateful to him. I wish him good health and happiness as he enters this new phase of his life with his family. At the same time, as Aflac pursues its strategy designed to boost sales and foster growth in the U.S. market, Andy Glaub is the ideal person to lead the charge. Throughout Andy's entire three-decade career at Aflac, he has proven to be an intensely focused trailblazer with great leadership skills. I look forward to working with Andy, and to the great things that he will help our sales force and our company accomplish."
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