Unum appoints chief information officer

Unum appoints chief information officer

July 8th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

One of the Unum office buildings is seen from the Lookout Street parking garage in downtown Chattanooga.

One of the Unum office buildings is seen...

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Unum Group has appointed Kate Miller as senior vice president and chief information officer for the Chattanooga-based company.

Miller will guide the implementation of new technology, oversee application development initiatives and continue to keep Unum's technology strategy aligned with business goals, according to the company.

She will relocate to the company's Chattanooga headquarters from Washington, D.C., where she was the associate chief information officer of applications development for the Internal Revenue Service.

Miller succeeds Kathy Owen, who announced her retirement plans earlier this year.

In this role, Miller led the software development, maintenance and applications testing throughout the IRS.

Before joining the IRS in 2005, she was vice president and senior principal of CGI, a $2.9 billion global IT consulting firm formerly known as American Management Systems.

Miller will report to Chris Jerome, Unum's executive vice president of global services, and will begin work July 15.