By Daniel Kobialka
Aflac named Julia Davis as its new chief information officer last week. In her new role, Davis will oversee the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of Aflac’s Information Technology Division.
“Having established more than 28 years of IT experience, [Davis] brings diverse and valuable expertise to the CIO role,” Teresa White, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aflac Columbus, said in a press release. “Her leadership skills, technical knowledge, commitment to driving results and collaborative approach are key attributes, especially as Aflac strives to develop systems and support to help serve our customers better than anyone else.”
In the past, Davis served as CIO of the Equipment Finance Division for GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services and GE Capital Business Productivity Solutions. She also held IT leadership positions at GE Energy, Armstrong World Industries, Information Builders, Ogden Government Services and CRSS Services Inc.
Davis most recently served as CIO at American Safety Insurance. During her time at ASI, Davis led an initiative to build the technology infrastructure to support the company’s objective of revenue growth from $250 million to $1 billion over five years.
According to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Aflac’s stock share hit a 52-week high yesterday, rising to $61.29 per share. In addition, the health and life insurer intends to release its second-quarter earnings report next week.