Charlene Glidden is vice president of planning and technology strategy at Colonial Life, a leading insurance provider. Glidden is responsible for ensuring the company business strategy is realized through sound business and technology investments made through effective planning and technology execution. She is also accountable for providing data and analytics services within the company. She joined Colonial Life in 2016 after a 20-year career with Unum serving in information technology, shared services and business leadership roles at the company’s Portland, Maine and Chattanooga, Tenn., locations.
Glidden previously served on the board of the Susan Curtis Foundation in Maine, which serves economically disadvantaged children to increase college graduation rates; and Maine Robotics, which provides Maine youth and teachers with mentored activities within the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Glidden holds a master of business administration degree from Boston University.