Charlene Glidden

Vice President of Business Planning and Technology Strategy, Colonial Life

Charlene Glidden

Charlene Glidden is Vice President, Business Planning and Technology Strategy at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. 

Glidden is responsible for ensuring the company business strategy is realized through sound business and technology investments made through effective planning and technology execution. She also is accountable for providing data and analytics services within the company and leading Customer Experience for Colonial Life focused on creating simple, modern and personal benefit experiences for customers. 

She joined Colonial Life in 2016 after a 20-year career with Unum serving in information technology, shared services and business leadership roles at the company’s Portland, Maine and Chattanooga, Tenn., locations.

Glidden serves on the board of Transitions, Inc., in Columbia, S.C., dedicated to empowering the homeless to transition into self-reliance. She also serves on the board of Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) committed to strengthening business and education connections in the Midlands. 

Glidden holds a master of business administration degree from Boston University.