Listen in to hear how Mike Simonds, a North Carolina native turned Mainer worked his way to become the Executive VP/ COO of the UNUM group. After earning bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology from Bowdoin College, Simonds began his career with Unum. He worked in management positions in finance, marketing, and sales before leaving the company to earn his master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School. He then advised a range of financial institutions as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, before returning to Unum in 2003. Simonds lives in Falmouth, Maine, with his wife, Ruby, and their four boys. He is active on community issues of education, health, social justice, and equality.