Dan Amos

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Dan Amos
Born Daniel Paul Amos
(1951-08-13) August 13, 1951 (age 65)
Pensacola, Florida,
United States
Nationality United States American
Other names Daniel Amos
Daniel Paul Amos
Dan Paul Amos
Occupation Chairman and Chief executive officer of Aflac

Daniel Paul "Dan" Amos (born August 13, 1951 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American business executive. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac and Aflac Incorporated.[1]

Early life[edit]

Daniel Amos was born on August 13, 1951 in Pensacola, Florida. He is son of Aflac co-founder Paul Amos.

Amos graduated from the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia with a focus on risk management.[2]

Career[edit]

Amos joined Aflac in 1973,[1] working in sales for ten years,[1] during which time, he was the Company’s top sales person.[1] He was named president of Aflac in 1983,[1] chief operating officer in 1987,[1] chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated in 1990(2), and chairman in 2001(3). Aflac, a Fortune 500 company,[1] insures more than 50 million people worldwide.[1] It is the leading provider of individual insurance policies offered at the worksite in the United States[1] and is the largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual policies in force.[1]

During Mr. Amos’s tenure as CEO, revenues at Aflac have grown from $2.7 billion in 1990 to $23.9 billion as of December 31, 2013.[1] The Company has appeared on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list every year since 2001.[3] Aflac has also appeared on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 16 consecutive years.[4] Aflac is the only insurance company to be listed as an Ethisphere Magazine World’s Most Ethical Company eight times, or every year since the inception of the award in 2007.[5] Amos received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award and the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League.[6] He has been named as one of America's Best CEOs by Institutional Investor magazine five times[7] and has appeared on Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Wealth Creation Index.[8]

In 2000, Amos was the executive who green-lighted the company's national advertising campaign featuring the Aflac Duck, a concept proposed by Kaplan Thaler Group, an advertising agency based in New York City.[9] The campaign is credited from taking Aflac’s national brand name recognition from roughly 10% to above 90%.[10]

In 2008, Aflac became the first major U.S. firm to voluntarily afford shareholders an advisory vote on executive pay packages, including that of the CEO.[11] Shareholders supported the company’s executive compensation packages annually from 2008 to 2013, with approval rates ranging from 93 percent to 98 percent.[12]

Amos previously served as a member of the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission.[2]

Philanthropy[edit]

Amos serves on the Board of Trustees of the House of Mercy of Columbus.[2] He is the former chairman of the board of The Japan America Society of Georgia[2] and former chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation.[2]

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