Colonial Life recognizes top customer service employees

42 employees selected for the company’s elite Aspire program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 26, 2018) — Forty-two Columbia-based employees of Colonial Life and Unum were recently recognized for superior customer service.

The group selected for the company’s prestigious Aspire program was chosen from more than 1,200 employees in Columbia and nationwide field offices based on their commitment to excellent service, customer focus and support.

Their recognition includes participating in an elite professional development training program on customer service techniques.

Honorees were announced in a “Grease”-themed celebration in mid-February, when senior leaders from the company dressed as characters from the hit 1971 musical. Honorees include:

Kelli Abramson Melanie Alvi Candi Anderson Michele Backman
Krista Biernat D’Anne Bower Tamara Bradfield Yolonda Byrd
Elizabeth Coats Michael Coffman Caleb Davis Marcus Dickerson
Kellye Donnelly Katie Doughty Darlene Edgell Jillian Frazier
Chris Freeman Martin Graham Tina Green Garrison Gunter
Ryan Jennings Ken Johnson Mandi Maner John McCarthy
Windi Murphy Eireka Nickson Angela Padgett Juana Pickeral
Ronnie Ritchie Mike Ronci Rikki Schrock Shawn Scott
Jennifer Smith Teresa Smith-Ross Ben Song Rebecca Soper
Mary Lou Starnes Howard Townsend Erin Villegas Joy Wallace
Aaron West Marc Wielard

About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support 90,000 businesses and organizations, representing 3.8 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit or connect with the company at, and Colonial Life is a registered trademark and marketing brand of Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.

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