Title

An interview with and profile of Thomas Watjen, the new president and CEO of Unu

Source

Mainebiz

Date

11-10-2003

Pages

1, 20-22

Abstract

An interview with and profile of Thomas Watjen, the new president and CEO of UnumProvident Corp. succeeding J. Harold Chandler, who was fired amid class-action lawsuits over the mishandling of claims and a stock price that dropped precipitously. Watjen was COO of the company, which was formed from a merger of Portland-based Unum Corp. and Tennessee-based Provident Cos. in 1999. He speaks of how the company was unprepared for a "perfect storm" of economic destabilizers and how he is now working to strengthen the company financially, communicate better with employees, increase efficiencies, and raise the stock price.

Subjects

UnumProvident Corp, Watjen, Thomas R

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