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Catherine Blades

Senior Vice President of Chief ESG and Communications Officers at Aflac

Senior Vice President of Chief ESG and Communications Officers at Aflac

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Vienna, VA, USA
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Catherine Blades Biography

Catherine Blades is senior vice president, chief brand and communications officer at Aflac. She is responsible for Advertising, Brand Strategy, Cause Marketing, Sponsorships, and Social Media and leads the Corporate Communications department, including the company’s Sabre award-winning corporate social responsibility program.

With 25 years of professional success in optimizing operations, driving revenues, decreasing expenses, and building high-performing diverse teams, Hernandez-Blades is a metrics-focused strategist, marketer, tactician and leader who understands the business side of the business. An acknowledged change agent, she spent the last 15 years building organizations from the ground up and orchestrating and implementing large-scale turnarounds in highly regulated industries for international public companies in the Fortune 500.

PRWeek’s 2018 Outstanding In-House Professional, in 2017, Hernandez-Blades was inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Femme and PR News’ Hall of Fame and won the World Communications Forum Davos “Relations of the Future” award. Under her leadership, Aflac has been named PR News’ Top Places to Work in PR for three consecutive years.

The immediate past chair of Operation Homefront’s board of directors, Hernandez-Blades is an officer with The Seminar, a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and an Institute of Public Relations Trustee. A past member of the Marketing 50/M50, she is currently a member of the Communications 50/C50 and serves on the Communications Advisory Board for the Ethisphere Institute. The co-author of three books, she has been recognized by ExecRank as a Top 30 CMO and is an Accredited Business Communicator.

Catherine Blades Videos

  • The Aflac Duck & Spreading Happiness with Catherine Hernandez-Blades
    Catherine Hernandez-Blades is an award-winning CMO and PR News Hall of Famer who is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing and...
  • Driven by Purpose: Aflac—Catherine Blades with Brad MacAfee
    This is the first in a series of webinars titled "Driven by Purpose." This video features: Catherine Blades is SVP, chief ESG and communications...
  • Keynote: Catherine Hernandez-Blades - Brand Marketers Insider ...
    Keynote: Catherine Hernandez-Blades, Senior Vice President; Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Aflac.

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