The AACSB International (AACSB), the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools, recently revealed that Daniel P. Amos, a Terry College of Business graduate, has been recognized as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. Amos’ work exemplifies the innovative mindset and meaningful contributions to society that Terry College graduates display around the world and every day—whether they operate within large corporations, small businesses, or the nonprofit sector.
Amos serves as the chairman and CEO of Aflac. Under his leadership, Aflac’s revenues have grown from $2.7 billion to more than $23.9 billion. It insures more than 50 million people worldwide and is the leading provider of individual insurance polices offered at the worksite in the United States.
A 1973 graduate of the Terry College, Amos has a long history of involvement with his alma mater. He has been honored with the institution’s Distinguished Alumni Award and recently chaired the national campaign cabinet of the college’s successful Building Terry capital campaign, which raised more than $121 million. In recognition of his service and generous support, the college has named a building in its new Business Learning Community in his honor.
“Dan Amos has truly been a great friend and supporter of the Terry College, and we are proud to see him recognized among the nation’s influential leaders in business and for his impact on society,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “His leadership and support have been essential in our efforts to develop the next generation of business leaders.”
Amos joins individuals such as the CEO of one of the world’s largest global relief services, a technology pioneer who is working to cure cancer, the founder of a global e-commerce powerhouse, and an enterprising president attributed with reviving an international toy industry favorite. More than 20 industry sectors, from consumer products to healthcare to nonprofits, across 21 countries, are present in this year’s group.
For the nomination process, AACSB developed a short list of open-ended questions that provided a framework for expectations for nominees. From April to June 2015, AACSB-accredited schools submitted notable alumni who have made (or are making) an impact in the world. From the nominations, a selection committee reviewed and chose stories that showed a sampling of the positive impact that business school graduates have made on society.
“It is my honor to recognize Dan Amos for his contributions as an Influential Leader, and to thank the Terry College for its dedication to providing a business education environment based on engagement, innovation, and impact,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. “If told, the success stories of all business school graduates would fill unmeasurable volumes. AACSB is honored to celebrate Amos—and the collective 100 Influential Leaders—as a representation of how business school alumni have positively influenced society, as well as the management education industry’s, past, present, and promising future.”
For the full list of recipients, visit www.aacsb.edu/Influential-Leaders.
About AACSB International
Founded in 1916, AACSB is an association of more than 1,450 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 90 countries and territories. AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, AACSB offers a wide array of services to the management education industry. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA; its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.