University of South Carolina

Aflac president, COO to speak at Moore School

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-7704

Paul S. Amos II, president and COO of Aflac U.S., will speak at the Darla Moore School of Business Friday, Sept. 7, as part of the school’s BB&T “Foundations of Capitalism” speaker series.

The lecture, titled “Evolving While Winning: How Aflac Continues to Succeed,” will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium on the eighth floor of the Moore School at the University of South Carolina.

Amos will discuss how the company has evolved in order to thrive during periods of explosive business growth, economic uncertainty and unprecedented health care transformation, while staying true to its core values and mission.

"It's a truism in business that companies must evolve to succeed," Amos said. "If a company doesn't innovate, it will eventually become irrelevant. Market conditions fluctuate, customer needs and expectations change and the technologies available to create and deliver new products advance. Our business is no different. At Aflac, we have no intention of resting on our past success and are constantly determining how we need to manage change in order stay on top."

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. To register, go the webpage

Amos joined Aflac as executive vice president of U.S. operations in 2005 and was named COO a year later. He took the helm of the U.S. operations in 2007, overseeing $1.4 billion in annual sales, 4,300 employees and more than 70,000 independent sales agents. In 2009, he managed the company’s first acquisition of another insurance company, merging with Continental American Insurance Company to form Aflac Group Insurance.

He represents the third-generation to lead the company. His grandfather and great uncles established Aflac in 1955, and it was his father who launched the famous duck ad campaign.

A native of Columbus, Ga., Amos earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University and a juris doctor from Tulane University. He serves on boards for the Georgia Research Alliance and Duke Divinity School. BB&T is a notable supporter of the Moore School.

The BB&T Chair for the Study of Capitalism at the Moore School was established in 2004 with a $1 million gift from the North Carolina-based financial-holding company. In addition to the lecture series, the course, “Foundations of Capitalism,” is taught each spring.

For more information about Amos’ talk, call 803-777-3062, or email


About the Darla Moore School of Business

The Darla Moore School of Business is among the highest-ranked business schools in the world for international business education and research. Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study-abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native and New York financier Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman.

About Aflac

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For six consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2012, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 14th consecutive year. Also, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 11th time in 2012. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit or

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