COLUMBUS, Ga., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has hired Julia K. Davis to serve as senior vice president and chief information officer, reporting to Teresa L. White, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aflac Columbus. In her new position, Davis will oversee the day-to-day operations and the strategic initiatives of Aflac's Information Technology Division. Davis brings more than 28 years of experience in the information technology industry to Aflac. She most recently served as chief information officer at American Safety Insurance (ASI), where she actively 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. Prior to her tenure at ASI, Davis served as chief information officer 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 began her career in the U.S. Air Force as a software engineer and earned the rank of captain. She received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Lehigh University and a master's degree in system administration from St. Mary's University. Teresa L. White, executive vice president; chief operating officer of Aflac Columbus, commented: "Having established more than 28 years of IT experience, Julia brings diverse and valuable expertise to the CIO role. 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." ABOUT AFLAC When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 15th consecutive year. Also, in 2013, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 12th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.