2017 DSS Recipient: Audrey Boone Tillman

Audrey Boone Tillman (J.D. '89)

Audrey Boone Tillman is executive vice president and general counsel at Aflac Incorporated. She directs Aflac’s legal division and functions related to corporate communications, compliance, government relations, federal relations, global cyber security and its office of the corporate secretary. In addition to her role at Aflac U.S., Tillman’s responsibilities include oversight functions of the general counsel and compliance offices at Aflac Japan, where the company earns more than 70 percent of its revenues.

Prior to joining Aflac, Tillman served as an associate professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law and was a judicial clerk for Judge Richard C. Erwin of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.

In 2015, she was the first woman to receive the Chattahoochee Council’s Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award. She also received the Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award and was recently named to the National Law Journal’s 2016 50 Outstanding General Counsel. In September 2016, she was presented with the Diamond Award, the highest honor given by the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Association.

She is married to Dr. Chip Tillman, and they have three children.