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. 


GDOL To Help Sustainable Corrugated Recruit In Dalton

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Sustainable Corrugated, a manufacturing company, recruit about 60 employees to work in Dalton.   The recruitment will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center located at 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road in Dalton. The employer will be recruiting forklift and machine operators, ... (click for more)

Dr. Austin Roberts Family And Implant Dentistry Has Open House

Dr. Roberts has relocated his practice to Ooltewah, where he and his team are providing care to their patients. Dr. Austin Roberts Family And Implant Dentistry will host an open house with ribbon cutting on Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at 6107 Ooltewah Georgetown Road.  The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the event.  Hours of operation are from 8 a.m.-5 ... (click for more)

Baylor School Tennis Coach Charged With Buying Meth In Whitfield County, Ga.

A Baylor School tennis coach has been arrested on charges of buying meth in Whitfield County, Ga. Philip Johnson, 51, of Ooltewah, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and use of a communication facilities during drug transactions. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Judge Steelman Was Unfairly Criticized In Handling Of School Bus Driver Rape Case - And Response

We are blessed to have freedom of speech in our society, but I am always amazed at the number of folks who voice such strong antagonistic opinions about things without any apparent first-hand knowledge.   As any who wish to criticize the system should know, people get arrested and charged for criminal offenses every day.  The ultimate charge and penalty which results ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote For Rhonda Thurman

After studying the Hamilton County School Board quite harshly during the last seven most-tumultuous months in its history, it is only proper that I share my belief that Rhonda is its Most Valuable Player. Four of the school board’s nine members are up for re-election, with Rhonda facing capable opponents in Jason Moses and Dr. Patti Skates in District 1, but let’s never forget that ... (click for more)