COLUMBUS, Ga., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced today that the company took home eight Stevie® Awards from the American Business Awards at a banquet last week in New York City. The company was honored with four gold awards, two silver, and two bronze in the areas of Communications, Technology, Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cybersecurity and Financial Services.
The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Stevie Awards judges include many of the world's most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and business educators.
"Winning a Stevie American Business Award provides validation that our honorees are doing business the right way," Stevie President Michael Gallagher said. "Aflac can feel great pride in taking home eight awards in areas ranging from technology and communications to cybersecurity and corporate social responsibility, including four Gold Stevies. Congratulations to Aflac for this achievement."
The awards won by Aflac are:
- IT Executive of the Year, Julia Davis, Aflac CIO
- HR Executive of the Year, Matthew Owenby, Aflac CHRO
- PR Executive of the Year, Jon Sullivan, Director of Corporate Communications
- Communications Team of the Year, Aflac Corporate Communications
- Tech Innovator of the Year, Tim Callahan, Aflac Global CISO
- CSR Program of the Year, Aflac "Leaving Your Duckprints"
- Financial Services Executive of the Year, June Howard, Aflac CAO
- Communications or PR Campaign of the Year for Social Media, Aflac Spotlights Workplace Diversity
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 11 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 19th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. In 2015, Aflac's contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.
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