COLUMBUS, Ga.,, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced today that Susan R. Blanck has been promoted to executive vice president, Aflac, while also retaining her positions as corporate actuary of Aflac and first senior vice president of Aflac Japan.
Blanck joined Aflac's Actuarial Department in 1993, was promoted to second vice president and assistant actuary in 1998, and to vice president in 2000. She assumed responsibility for developing Aflac's business and financial plans in 2002, was promoted to senior vice president and deputy corporate actuary in 2004, and to corporate actuary in 2006. In 2008, she added the role of first senior vice president of Aflac Japan to her responsibilities. Blanck graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
About Blanck's promotion, Aflac Incorporated President and Chief Financial Officer Kriss Cloninger III commented: "Sue's experience and proficiency have added greatly to Aflac's ability to develop relevant and innovative products that leverage our strong competitive advantages in both our U.S. and Japanese markets. At the same time, Sue continues to apply her extensive actuarial experience and knowledge base to corporate-level strategic planning and financial analysis for Aflac U.S. and Aflac Japan. I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion."
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