catherine bladesCatherine Blades has moved to insurer Aflac Inc. in the new post of senior VP, corporate communications.

Blades exits the chief communications and marketing officer slot of Flextronics.

She was previously in the aerospace sector, serving as VP of communications and PA at Raytheon and handling marketing communications at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

At Columbus, Ga.-based Aflac, she reports to EVP of corporate services Audrey Boone Tillman.

Eleven-year Aflac veteran Laura Kane is VP/communications.