Unum promotes five to SVP roles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2017) – Unum (NYSE:UNM) has promoted William Bagley to senior vice president and chief supply officer; Matthew Monaghan to senior vice president of Corporate and Regulatory and general counsel of the Closed Block; Cherie Pashley to senior vice president of Tax and Treasury; Richard Shaffer to senior vice president of Growth Markets and the Enrollment Center; and Danny Waxenberg to senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Since joining Unum in 2012, Bagley has led transformation of the company’s procurement and supplier management processes. As head of procurement operations, his accountabilities have expanded to include Corporate Real Estate, Document Management Operations, Corporate Aviation, and the External Partner Center of Excellence. Prior to joining Unum in 2012, Bagley held senior leadership positions with Philips Healthcare, Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. He has nearly 28 years in procurement operations and supply management.

Monaghan has been with Unum for over 17 years serving in various roles, including litigation and claims counsel, chief regulatory counsel and closed block general counsel. Most recently, he served as the head of the corporate and regulatory legal team. He’s been instrumental in designing and executing the legal strategy for Unum’s Closed Block operations. Monaghan is also an integral part of the Legal Leadership team. Prior to working at Unum, Monaghan was a partner at the law firm of Monaghan, Leahy, Hochadel and Libby, where he worked 12 years specializing in insurance defense litigation.

Pashley joined Unum in 2013 and brings over 17 years of tax accounting experience to her role. During her tenure at Unum, she has led the tax organization with responsibility for global tax strategies and compliance, and has been instrumental in implementing process and tax efficiencies. Prior to joining Unum, Pashley was a tax director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focused on large multinational companies in the financial services industry.

Shaffer leads strategy development and program and service support for Colonial Life’s large account and public sector markets, as well as enrollment strategy development for both Colonial Life and Unum US. Shaffer joined the company in 2008. He previously held a variety of roles with Unum US, including leading a benefits account management team, service as a large employer group and voluntary benefits specialist in Chicago, and leading innovation on Unum’s large employer practice team. Before joining Unum, he worked as a family therapist.

In Waxeberg’s new role, he will be responsible for all accounting, reporting and financial planning and analysis functions. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Waxenberg brings a wealth of financial and technical expertise to this role. He joined Unum in 2002 and has held a variety of progressive leadership roles, including financial controller for Unum UK. Most recently, Waxenberg has led the global financial planning and analysis team with responsibility for the internal reporting of financial results as well as developing global financial plans.

Bagley, Pashley, and Waxenberg are based at Unum’s corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn. Monaghan is based in Unum’s Portland, Maine, home office. Shaffer is based at the Colonial Life campus in Columbia, S.C



Kelly Spencer, 423-294-4508
Manager, Media Relations


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Unum (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for more than 170 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2021, Unum reported revenues of $12.0 billion and paid $8.2 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.


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