Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos has received one of Leadership Georgia's top honors, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced.
Amos, who has led the Columbus-based supplemental insurance company for more than two decades, was given the J.W. Fanning Award, which is presented to a Georgian whose statewide contributions through progressive leadership and service have been broad in scope and rich in achievement. Other award winners were: Pattillo Honorary Membership Award, Gov. Nathan Deal; Frederick Kerr Award, Barbara Hampton; Dale Threadgill Award, Andrea Shelton.
“On behalf of Leadership Georgia, we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these recipients and what they have done for the State of Georgia,” said David A. Danzie, Jr., 2013 Chair of Leadership Georgia. “They have proven that by hard work, dedication, and perseverance you can make a significant impact on the lives of every Georgian. The Leadership Georgia Gala will provide an excellent backdrop to honor these prestigious men and women.” During Amos’ tenure as CEO revenues have grown from $2.7 billion to $25.4 billion as of December 31, 2012. In 2010 he was named as one of America's Best CEOs in the insurance category by Institutional Investor magazine for the fifth time. 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 Amos' leadership, Aflac has been named to the Ethisphere Institute's annual list of The World's Most Ethical Companies for seven consecutive years. All of the honorees will be recognized at the organization’s annual gala November 15 at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta.