Unum Live: Retention, grief and resilience at work

April 20, 2022

Adria Horn of Tilson Technologies joined Unum leaders Mike Simonds and Swapnil Prabha for a special discussion about grief and the workplace. In a widely shared article from McKinsey & Company, Horn explained how her five deployments with the U.S. military gave her significant insight into "the Great Resignation." In this special Unum Live event, she shared key lessons employers can take from her own experience — where she had to repeatedly reassimilate into "normal" life after years away — to help employees transition into their post-pandemic working lives.

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Adria Horn

Executive Vice President of Workforce, Tilson Technologies

As Tilson's Executive Vice President of Workforce, Adria leads Tilson's global workforce strategy by deepening Tilson's internal training and career pathing, and partnering with educational institutions, industry, and the military in building Tilson's world class team of technical professionals. Prior to joining Tilson, Adria served as Director of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services for three years, where she led local and national veteran outreach and legislative initiatives. A graduate of West Point, she received her MBA from Northeastern University. After 11 years on Active Duty and multiple deployments, she worked on behalf of United States Senator Susan Collins in her Portland Field Office. Adria is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

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Mike Simonds

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Unum Group

Mike Simonds is the Chief Operating Officer of Unum Group, one of the 2022 honorees of The Ethisphere Institute’s world’s most ethical companies. Since joining Unum in 1994, Simonds has worked in various leadership roles and has helped lead the company’s focus on customer satisfaction and expansion into voluntary, dental and vision benefits. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology from Bowdoin College and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School. In addition to his time at Unum, Simonds advised a range of financial institutions as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

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Swapnil Prabha

Vice President, Digital Offerings, Unum

A thought leader in the insurance industry, Swapnil Prabha's work is helping to shape the digital future of employee benefits. She joined Unum in 2020 as Vice President of Digital Offerings. In this role, she has helped to develop solutions such as Unum Behavioral Health, which addresses the full continuum of mental health for employees from baseline measurement to a complete range of easily accessible resources and therapeutic interventions. She also leads strategic direction and capability priorities for Unum's LeaveLogic.

Prior to Unum, Prabha spent seven years with McKinsey & Company. Here she was a leader in the insurance practice, focused on digital services across all lines of business and employee benefits specifically. She led process redesign and distribution-focused operational strategy for employee benefits carriers. Prabha is a graduate of Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, and earned her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is currently based in Maine, where she volunteers on Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Board Planning and Program Committee.

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