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AFLAC, Inc.

AFLAC, Inc.

Sector: Accident And Health Insurance Region: GA, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: AFL


When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2012, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the fourteenth consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the tenth time in 2011. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

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Daniel Amos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated. Mr. Amos joined Aflac in 1973, working in Aflac sales for 10 years. In 1983, Mr. Amos was named president of Aflac. He was named chief operating officer in 1987, chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated in 1990, and chairman in 2001. During Mr. Amos’ tenure as CEO revenues at Aflac have grown from $2.7 billion to $22.2 billion as of December 31, 2011. In 2000, Mr. Amos was the driving force in launching the company's enduring national advertising campaign featuring the iconic Aflac Duck, which transformed Aflac into a top national brand. In 2011, Aflac was named by FORTUNE magazine as one of America's Most Admired Companies for a 11th time. Aflac is also the only insurance company to appear for 14 consecutive years on FORTUNE's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and on Ethisphere magazine’s annual list of World’s Most Ethical Companies for six consecutive years. Mr. Amos has received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty Award. In 2010 he was named as one of America's Best CEOs in the insurance category by Institutional Investor magazine, the fifth time he has appeared on the prestigious list. He has also been listed on Chief Executive magazine’s Wealth Creation Index as one of the top 50 CEO’s since the index’s inception in 2008. Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, insures more than 50 million people worldwide. It is the leading provider of individual insurance policies offered at the worksite in the United States and is the largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual policies in force. The company insures one out of four households in Japan. Mr. Amos is a member of the board of trustees of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the House of Mercy of Columbus. He previously served as a member of the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is the former chairman of the board of The Japan America Society of Georgia and former chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation. Mr. Amos holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in risk management.
Paul S. Amos II, President, Aflac; Chief Operating Officer, Aflac U.S.
Paul S. Amos II is president of Aflac and chief operating officer of Aflac U.S. where he oversees all aspects of the U.S. operation, including approximately 4,300 employees and more than 70,000 independent sales agents. Since Amos was named president in January 2007, Aflac sales have eclipsed $10.1 billion, with annual sales averaging over $1.4 billion. In 2009, Amos managed Aflac’s acquisition of Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC), now branded as Aflac Group Insurance. The $100 million merger, Aflac’s first-ever acquisition of another insurance company, enables the company to more easily sell innovative product lines to larger accounts on a group platform; complimenting the company’s traditional individually underwritten insurance products. In 2005, Amos joined Aflac as executive vice president of U.S. operations and was named COO in February 2006. Prior to joining the world-wide corporate headquarters, he served as state sales coordinator for Aflac’s Georgia-North operation, which grew to become the company’s No. 1 state operation under his leadership. Amos earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University. He also holds a juris doctor degree from Tulane University. He actively participates in a number of professional, philanthropic and educational organizations including the Georgia Research Alliance Board of Trustees and the Duke University Divinity School’s Board of Visitors. Amos also serves on Aflac Incorporated’s Board of Directors
Kriss Cloninger, President and Chief Financial Officer
Kriss Cloninger is president and chief financial officer, Aflac Incorporated. Mr. Cloninger joined Aflac Incorporated in March 1992 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1993 and president in May 2001, retaining the title of CFO. Since joining Aflac, he has had primary responsibility for overseeing the financial management of all company operations, including Aflac U.S. and Aflac Japan. Mr. Cloninger has been named Best CFO in the insurance/life category in America by Institutional Investor magazine three times. Mr. Cloninger is a member of the boards of directors of Aflac Incorporated, Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), and the Tupperware Brands Corporation. He is also a board member of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Historic Columbus Foundation, and Little Blessings Nurturing Center in Columbus, GA. Mr. Cloninger holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
David C. Goodall, Chief Executive Officer; Aflac Group Insurance
David Christian Goodall is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental American Insurance Group Columbia, South Carolina. He previously maintained the position of vice president and general counsel for CAIC. Mr. Goodall joined CAIC in 1995. Previously Mr. Goodall was a partner at Adams, Quackenbush, Herring & Stuart, Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Goodall has a B.A from Wofford College and a J.D. from Samford University.
Susan Blanck, Executive VP, Corporate Actuary; First Senior VP of Aflac Japan
Susan Blanck is executive vice president of Aflac Japan, and executive vice president, corporate actuary for Aflac Incorporated. As executive vice president, Ms. Blanck works in Aflac Japan’s product development area as well as other strategic marketing initiatives, while continuing in her capacity as corporate actuary. Ms. Blanck joined Aflac’s Actuarial Department in the U.S. pricing area in 1993. She was promoted to second vice president and assistant actuary in 1998. In 2000, Ms. Blanck was promoted to vice president, and in 2002, she assumed responsibility for developing Aflac’s business and financial plans. She was promoted to senior vice president and deputy corporate Actuary in March 2004, to corporate actuary in Januaray 2006, assumed the additional responsibilities of first senior vice president, Aflac Japan, in June 2008 and was promoted to executive vice president in 2011. Ms. Blanck is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She chairs the Society of Actuaries cancer experience studies committee and has served on the boards of the Florida Health Reinsurance Program and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Ms. Blanck holds a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia
Kenneth S. Janke Jr., Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth S. Janke Jr. is executive vice president and deputy chief financial officer of Aflac Incorporated. He oversees Aflac Incorporated's investment, capital, and risk management functions as well as other financial matters. Janke joined Aflac Incorporated in 1985 as manager of Investor Relations and was promoted to senior vice president in 1993. Under Janke’s leadership, in 2002 Aflac’s Investor Relations Department was recognized by Investor Relations magazine as the “Best Overall Investor Relations” Department for a large-cap company. The following year Ken was named the “Best Investor Relations Officer” for a large-cap company. In 2010, he was promoted to his current position; executive vice president; deputy chief financial officer. He also chairs Aflac’s Corporate Disclosure Committee. Prior to beginning his distinguished career at Aflac, Mr. Janke served as director of Corporate Services for the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) in Madison Heights, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan in 1981. Janke earned a master’s degree in business administration from Oakland University School of Economics and Management in 1985.
Eric Kirsch, Executive Vice President; Global Chief Investment Officer
Eric Kirsch joined Aflac in November 2011 as first senior vice president, global chief investment officer and is responsible for Aflac’s investment portfolio and team of more than 50 investment professionals. Prior to joining Aflac, he served as managing director and global head of insurance asset management at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he managed a global team of 55 professionals and oversaw the management of over $70 billion of insurance assets. Prior to that, he spent 27 combined years at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) and Bankers Trust Company, most recently serving as managing director and global head of insurance asset management. At DeAM Eric was responsible for a staff of over 100 people and managing over $150 billion in insurance assets. He also served as a member of the Global Operating Committee of DeAM. Prior to this, he served as managing director and head of North America Fixed Income, responsible for more than $150 billion of assets across multiple fixed income investment strategies. He also previously served as vice president and stable value portfolio manager at Bankers Trust Company. Eric received a bachelor of business administration from Baruch College in 1984, and a master of business administration degree from Pace University in 1988. He earned his CFA designation in 1990. Eric also serves as a Trustee of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation.
Joey M. Loudermilk, Executive VP; General Counsel; Corporate Secretary
Before joining Aflac in 1983, Joey Loudermilk worked in a private law firm as head of the company’s then newly formed Legal Department. In 1988, he assumed responsibility for governmental relations. In February 1989, he became treasurer for Aflac Incorporated’s political action committee (Aflac-PAC) and was appointed senior vice president, corporate counsel, for Aflac Incorporated in 1989. In 1991 he was promoted to general counsel of Aflac Incorporated and Aflac, and in 2000 he was promoted to his current position as executive vice president. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He also serves on the boards of the Georgia Humanities Council, the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, and the Columbus Regional Medical Foundation. He is former president of the Rotary Club of Columbus and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Georgia State University and a juris doctorate degree from the University Of Georgia School Of Law.
Audrey B. Tillman, Esq., Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
Audrey Boone Tillman is executive vice president, Corporate Services for Aflac Incorporated. Ms. Tillman is responsible for all aspects of human resource management for Aflac’s more than 4,400 employees. She also oversees operations in the Facilities and Health Services divisions, as well as Corporate Services, Aflac’s Corporate Learning division and the newly formed Environmental Coordination area. During her tenure, Aflac has received multiple honors from Training magazine’s Training Top 125, FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for and Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Places for Working Mothers. Also, under her tenure, Aflac has been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of its Best Companies for Diversity for five consecutive years, has appeared on LATINA Style magazine’s annual list of "The 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work” for 11 years and was named to BusinessWeek’s Best Places to Launch a Career in 2008 and 2009. Ms. Tillman is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the North Carolina State Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia and is a past chair of the corporate law section of the National Bar Association. She recently served as a director-at-large for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She served on Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Workforce Development Task Force, part of the Commission for a New Georgia. Ms. Tillman has been named one of the Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America by Black Professionals magazine for two consecutive years. She also received the 2007 Office Depot Visionary Award, which recognizes her dedication, leadership ability, and commitment to achieve business success, shape the direction of her community and to help improve the lives of women. Ms. Tillman joined Aflac in January 1996 as a member of the Legal department and was promoted to second vice president in September 1997. She was promoted to vice president and senior associate counsel, Legal division, in September 2000. Her work as legal counsel to the Human Resources division led to her promotion to senior vice president, director of Human Resources, in August 2001. She assumed responsibility for Facilities and Health Services in 2005. Before joining Aflac, Ms. Tillman served as an associate professor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. From 1990 to 1993, she was an associate with the Smith, Helms, Mulliss and Moore law firm in Greensboro, N.C. She also served as a federal judicial law clerk to Judge Richard C. Erwin, U.S. District Court for North Carolina.
Teresa L. White, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Teresa White is executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Aflac U.S. Mrs. White oversees administrative functions in Customer Assurance, Client Services, Claims, Aflac New York Administration, Aflac Group Operations, Administrative Services, New Account Set-Up, New Business, Field Contracting & Compensation, Center of Excellence, Payment Services, Account Relations, Field Liaison Office, and Sales Operations. Mrs. White began her career with Aflac in 1998 as second vice president of Policy/Payroll Account Services, and in 2000 was promoted to vice president of Client Services. She was appointed senior vice president of Sales Support and Administration in 2004 and deputy chief administrative officer in 2007. Before joining Aflac, she held leadership positions with AT&T Universal Card Services. She is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute and has recently served on the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks Columbus and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and currently serves on the board for Communicorp, Inc. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African American women’s organization in the country. Mrs. White holds a master’s degree in management from Troy University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Michael W. Zuna, Executive VP & Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Aflac U.S.
Michael W. Zuna is executive vice president and chief marketing and sales officer of Aflac U.S. He is responsible for leading the company’s integrated product, marketing and sales strategies. In the role of CMSO, Zuna focuses on extending Aflac's presence and relevance, building and guiding Aflac's reputation and brand, and further enabling the success of the company's 70,000 agent sales team and broker ecosystem. Mr. Zuna joined Aflac in 2009 as vice president of Marketing. He was promoted to senior vice president, chief marketing officer in October 2010, where, upon Aflac’s first-ever acquisition of another insurance carrier, he managed the rebranding of Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC) as Aflac Group Insurance. In 2011, Mr. Zuna’s first full year as chief marketing officer, Aflac U.S. realized a turnaround 6.8 percent increase in new annualized premium sales. Prior to joining Aflac, Mr. Zuna served as managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, the largest agency in the firm's 140-office network and part of Publicis Groupe, the world's third-largest communications organization. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Arnold Worldwide and Ogilvy & Mather. Mr. Zuna graduated cum laude from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics. Following graduation, he served 5 years with distinction in the U.S. Navy.

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