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 corporate strategy & planning, business development and oversees growth teams providing client 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.