Matthew Owenby joined Aflac in 2012 as vice president of HR Business Partners, bringing with him more than a decade of HR experience at Bank of America and General Electric. In May 2015, he was appointed to his current position as senior vice president; chief human resources officer, where he executes on Aflac’s global initiatives while providing strategic direction for both the Human Resources and Leadership, Learning & Development teams.
While at Aflac, Matthew has been honored with prestigious awards, including ranking No. 1 in the Top Corporate Leader category of the 2016 Leadership Excellence Award, as well as being named the Silver Stevie honoree of the 2016 American Business Award and the Gold winner of the 2015 Best in Biz Awards, both in the HR Executive of the Year category.
Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.