Sun Life U.S. issued the following announcement on May 23.
Continuing to focus on talent development and employee engagement, Sun Life U.S. announced today that Tammi Wortham has been appointed vice president of Human Resources (HR).
Most recently, Wortham was vice president of Group Benefits Client Services at Sun Life, leading the largest unit in the U.S. business with a team of more than 700 people. In that capacity, she introduced strategies to enhance the delivery of an integrated, seamless client experience, including the launch of a robotics center of excellence.
"Tammi brings so much energy and forward thinking to Sun Life. People gravitate to her as a strong and innovative business leader, and I'm excited for her to be heading our HR function," said Dan Fishbein, M.D., president of Sun Life U.S. "Tammi's people skills and dynamic leadership style combined with her exceptional business acumen make her the ideal choice to take our employee engagement, talent and diversity initiatives to the next level."
In her prior role, Wortham also fostered initiatives to encourage employees to share and build upon their successes in helping Sun Life's members and employer clients. She initiated a number of activities designed to further engage employees in Sun Life's client-centric culture, and spearheaded a program that allows developing talent to gain experience and exposure to more aspects of the business.
"I am thrilled to be joining a talented team of HR professionals who strive every day to make Sun Life a strong partner to its employees as well as our employer and member clients across the country," said Wortham. "Joining HR gives me a new path to continue the great work we do in developing our people and embracing efforts that allow people to bring their best selves to work every day by actively encouraging inclusion in the workplace."
Named one of the Boston Globe's 2018 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ equality for 11 consecutive years by the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, Sun Life supports a number of employee inclusion networks and public initiatives that Wortham will oversee, such as closing the gender pay gap and LGBTQ workplace equality.
Wortham is a sponsor of Sun Life's Black Excellence Alliance inclusion network and co-chair of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay Women's Leadership Breakfast, sponsored by Sun Life. Before coming to Sun Life, Wortham held senior positions at Prudential overseeing customer service operations in group insurance and retirement services, and led annuities operations at The Hartford Financial Services Group. She holds a master's degree in organizational psychology from the University of Hartford and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Wortham sits on the finance committee for the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts and is licensed by FINRA.
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