Aflac executive Teresa White among most 'Influential Black Women'

April 5, 2014 

The Network Journal has compiled a list of "25 Influential Black Women in Business" and Aflac executive Teresa White is on it.

White is executive vice president and chief operations officer with Aflac's U.S. operations. A presentation took place Thursday in New York.

Dan Amos, chairman and chief executive officer of Columbus-based Aflac, a supplemental health and life insurer, called the honor "a testament to her incredible contributions to our business, our customers and our community." He also said White is a "driving force" in the company.

This is the 16th year the list has been compiled. The Network Journal said it chose the 25 honorees from hundreds of nominations. Each had to be trusted with "significant decision-making authority" in their company or nonprofit organization.

"The women we are honoring this year are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines," said journal Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

The Network Journal was founded in 1993 and now has a circulation of nearly 100,000 per quarterly issue.

TSYS inks long-term credit-card processing contract with Virgin Money in the UK

Columbus-based TSYS said it has reached a long-term agreement to handle consumer credit-processing and other services for Virgin Money customers in the United Kingdom.

Virgin Money is a U.K.-based retail bank that offers mortgages, credit cards, pensions and other products to about 3 million customers.

Terms of the contract were not released.

"Virgin Money is continuing to build its range of banking services for customers and to offer real competition on the high street," Michele Greene, director of banking for Virgin Money, said in a statement. "TSYS was selected as our preferred long-term partner to help us build our credit card operation because of their strong capabilities in the UK and their flexible and secure solution that can grow and adapt with us as we build a successful business for the future."

Virgin Money is a brand of Virgin Group, a private conglomerate founded in 1970 by British entrepreneur Richard Branson.

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