Richard Shaffer

Senior Vice President, Growth Markets and Enrollment

Richard Shaffer

Richard Shaffer is the senior vice president of Growth Markets and Enrollment for Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.

He leads strategy development and programming specialty practices and oversees growth teams providing acquisition, enrollment, client management and client retention programs.

Shaffer joined the company in 1998. He previously held a variety of roles with Unum US, including leading a benefits account management team, serving as a large employer group and voluntary benefits specialist in Chicago, and leading innovation on the National Client Group Leadership team, Unum’s large employer practice. Before joining Unum, he worked as a family therapist.

Shaffer is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Shaffer holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.