#50 Catherine Hernandez Blades
SVP, Chief ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) & Communications Officer
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Catherine Hernandez-Blades is working hard to maintain Aflac’s lighter side while highlighting the insurance company’s commitment to worthy causes. Her recent efforts culminated in My Special Aflac Duck, an interactive robotic companion for children battling serious illnesses, which captured major awards at CES and SXSW.

The Value of Authenticity 

Blades’ explanation for the duck’s success could just as easily describe her own trademark leadership style: “When you put people and the right things first and you’re authentic about it...it is very rewarding,” she told Latino Leaders magazine.

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