ATLANTA Southern Companys board of directors elected Daniel P. Amos to join the board. Amos is president and chief executive officer of AFLAC Inc., the international holding company of the leading provider of supplemental insurance in the United States and the largest foreign insurance company operating in Japan.
Southern Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Dahlberg welcomed Amos to the 11-member board. We are pleased and proud to add Dan Amos to our board roster, Dahlberg said. Amos term begins Dec. 8.
Amos, 49, joined AFLAC, the principal subsidiary of AFLAC Inc., in 1973 in the sales area. He was named president of AFLAC in 1983; chief operating officer in 1987; vice chairman, chief executive officer of AFLAC Inc. in 1990; and president of AFLAC Inc. in 1991. During Amos tenure as chief executive officer, AFLAC Inc. revenues have grown from $2.7 to $8.6 billion, and the market capitalization of AFLAC Inc. has grown from $1.3 billion to nearly $17 billion.
Amos serves as a member of the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He served as a director of Georgia Power Company, a Southern Company subsidiary, before his election to the Southern Company board. He is the former chairman of the board of the Japan American Society of Georgia and former chairman of the University of Georgia Foundation. Amos holds a degree from the University of Georgia in risk management and insurance.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is an international energy company that operates more than 48,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity worldwide. It is the largest producer of electricity in the United States and one of the worlds largest independent power producers. Southern Company subsidiaries and their affiliates serve 12 million retail customers worldwide and millions more through the wholesale market. Based in Atlanta, Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric.
Southern Company has operations in 12 countries on five continents and has a growing presence in North America outside the Southeast. Southern Company also provides energy-related marketing, risk management and technical services in the United States and Europe and offers Southern LINC wireless telecommunications.