Dan Amos is chairman and chief executive officer of 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 $14.4 billion as of December 31, 2005. Aflac’s market capitalization has grown from $1.3 billion to over $23 billion during the same period. He is also responsible for launching the company's national advertising program, which features the popular Aflac duck. Today, Aflac is a top national brand and was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top 25 Power Brands in the United States.
Mr. Amos has received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award. He was also recognized for the past three years by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top CEOs in the country, and has been named by CNN as a CEO of the Week.
Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, insures more than 40 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.
Under Mr. Amos’ leadership, Aflac has been recognized for the company’s people-first approach to management. In January 2006, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine’s list of The 100 Best Companies to Work for for the eighth consecutive year. Since 1993, Aflac has appeared on Hispanic magazine's "Corporate 100: The Top 100 Companies Providing the Most Opportunities to Hispanics," and also has been named to Working Mother magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for three consecutive years.
Mr. Amos is a member of the board of directors of Synovus Financial Corp. and is a member of the board of trustees of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and 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.