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Daniel P. Amos

Daniel P. Amos

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Aflac and Aflac Incorporated

Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac and Aflac Incorporated. Mr. Amos joined Aflac in 1973 and worked in the sales area for 10 years. He was named president of Aflac in 1983, chief operating officer in 1987, chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated in 1990, and chairman in 2001.

During Mr. Amos’ tenure as CEO revenues have grown from $2.7 billion to $22.1 billion as of December 31, 2011. Mr. Amos also is responsible for launching the company's national advertising program featuring the popular Aflac Duck. Today, Aflac is a top national brand and was named by FORTUNE magazine in 2012 as one of America's Most Admired Companies for the 11th year. Aflac has also attained the distinction of being the only insurance company to appear for 14 consecutive years on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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 recognized on Chief Executive Magazine’s Wealth Creation Index as one of the top 50 CEO’s since the index’s inception in 2008.

Under Mr. Amos' leadership, Aflac has been named to the Ethisphere Institute's annual list of The World's Most Ethical Companies for six consecutive years. 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 Japanese households.

Mr. Amos serves on the board of trustees at the House of Mercy of Columbus and is a past member of the board of trustees of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 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.