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December 30, 2014

Celebrating Tim Arnold's new leadership role at Colonial Life


We hope you saw the profile in The State of our board treasurer, Tim Arnold, as he takes the helm of Colonial Life. An excerpt:

Arnold, who was named Colonial Life's president in July, says strong community commitment, including the naming rights partnership with USC to Colonial Life Arena, is a wonderful part of the culture at Colonial Life -- embedded in the business -- and he plans to continue it under his leadership.

"We believe that making this community better will certainly help our business as well as helping people," Arnold said. "We're very proud of (USC women's coach) Dawn Staley and the job that she's doing -- the No.1-ranked Gamecocks. We think that's going to create more television exposure."

Founded in Columbia in 1939, Colonial Life this year celebrated its 75th anniversary and, as a national company now, concentrates on protecting America's workers through insurance, said Arnold, a Chattanooga, Tenn., native....

Arnold joined Colonial Life in July 2011, following a 27-year career with Unum in Chattanooga; Worchester, Mass.; and Portland, Maine, where he held a number of company leadership positions, including in underwriting, with United Way.

He has continued those kinds of leadership roles in South Carolina, serving on the boards of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, the S.C. Junior Golf Foundation, and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families....

Congratulations to Tim as he enters this new chapter of service to the community!