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 $23.9 billion as of December 31, 2013. 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 2014 as one of America's Most Admired Companies for the 13th year. Aflac has also attained the distinction of being the only insurance company to appear for 16 consecutive years on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
In 2013, Mr. Amos was proud to accept the Salute to Greatness Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta joining a distinguished list of past recipients that include former United States Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, entertainer Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, athlete Ervin "Magic" Johnson and singers Bono and Stevie Wonder. Mr. Amos has also 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 eight consecutive years; the only insurance company to appear on this list every year since its inception in 2007.
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. In Japan, the company insures one out of four Japanese households.
Mr. Amos is a past member of the board of trustees of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He serves on the board of the House of Mercy of Columbus and 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.