Unum Welcomes 1 And Promotes 2

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Unum welcomed Denise Watson as vice president of Global Compensation and Benefits in the Human Resources department. Ms. Watson is responsible for developing and setting direction for the company’s global benefits and compensation strategies and ensuring that they align with the organization’s business and talent goals.

Prior to working at Unum, Ms. Watson held leadership roles at First Data Corporation in Atlanta, Constellation Brands in Rochester, N.Y., and Xerox Corporation in Connecticut.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from East Tennessee State University, Ms. Watson obtained her master’s of business administration from the University of Tennessee.

Unum also announced the promotions of Bob Leo and Allen Jackson.

Mr. Leo has been promoted to vice president of Enterprise Data and Technical Architecture. He will be responsible for the company’s enterprise data and technical architecture ensuring strategic and effective use of the company’s technology programs.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Leo was the vice president of Enterprise Information Architecture. He has been with Unum since 2013. Before working at Unum, he was the CIO in health insurance and information strategy consultant for IBM.

Mr. Leo earned his degree in computer information systems from Carson-Newman University.

Mr. Jackson has been promoted to assistant vice president of Corporate Investments. He will be responsible for investing in and helping manage a $5 billion portfolio of private credit investments.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Jackson was the senior investment officer and portfolio manager. He has been with Unum since 2008. Before working at Unum, he was a director at Prudential Capital Group.

Mr. Jackson earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before going on to earn his master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago. 

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