Who is Daniel P. Amos?

Daniel Paul Amos is the chairman and CEO of insurance company Aflac (as of 2010). Aflac (NYSE: AFL) is one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan, and as of 2009, more than half of Aflac's revenues come from that country. However, it also has a strong U.S. presence. Aflac is a publicly traded Fortune 500 company that specializes in supplemental insurance coverage.

Key Takeaways

  • Daniel Paul Amos is the chairman and CEO of insurance company Aflac (as of 2010).
  • He became chief executive officer (CEO) in 1990 and chairman in 2001. Before that, he served as the company's president and later as its chief operating officer (COO).
  • The company's extremely successful ad campaign, created by Amos, is based on a white duck that loudly quacks, "Aflaaaaac".

Born in Pensacola, Florida on August 13, 1951, Dan Amos joined Aflac in 1973 as an insurance salesman. He became chief executive officer (CEO) in 1990 and chairman in 2001. Before that, he served as the company's president and later as its chief operating officer (COO). The company's extremely successful ad campaign, created by Amos, is based on a white duck that loudly quacks, "Aflaaaaac". This ad campaign took Aflac's national brand recognition all the way to 90% from nearly single digits.

Amos has significantly increased the company's revenues during his tenure, and "Fortune" magazine has repeatedly named Aflac to its lists of America's Most Admired Companies and 100 Best Companies to Work For. "Institutional Investor" magazine has repeatedly named Amos one of America's best CEOs.

Understanding Daniel P. Amos

Daniel P. Amos has been chief executive officer of the insurance company Aflac since 1990 and chairman since 2001. Mr. Amos holds a bachelor's degree in risk management from the University of Georgia and has spent 37 years in various positions at Aflac.

Mr. Amos served as a director of Synovus Financial Corp. from 2001 to 2011 and also served as a director of Southern Company from 2000 to 2006. Institutional Investor magazine has named him one of America's Best CEOs in the life insurance category five times. Mr. Amos previously served as a member of the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under Mr. Amos' leadership, the company became the first public company in the United States to give shareholders the opportunity to have an advisory "Say-on-Pay" vote on the compensation practices of the top five named executive officers. The shareholders were heavily in favor of the executive committee pay packages from 2008 - 2013 with over 90% approval ratings.

The year 2020 marked Amos's 30th year as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Amos' experience and approach delivers insightful expertise and guidance to the Company's Board of Directors on topics relating to corporate governance, people management, and risk management.

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