Honoree Year: 2015
The University of Georgia
Terry College of Business
Area of Impact:
CSR or Sustainability
Under Amos’ leadership, Aflac revenues grew from 2.7 billion USD to 23.9 billion USD as of December 31, 2013. Amos launched the national advertising program featuring the popular Aflac Duck. Amos’ decision to choose the Aflac Duck campaign helped the public identify the company with the odd name and educate society about supplemental insurance.
Representative of Amos’ conviction to incorporate responsible business practices in the workplace, Aflac has been named among the Ethisphere Institute's annual list of The World's Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years and is the only insurance company to appear on this list every year since its inception in 2007. Also under Amos’ leadership, Aflac was named by Fortunemagazine in 2014 as one of America's Most Admired Companies, for the 13th year and has 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.
As a result of of Amos’ devotion to supporting a diverse work culture, Aflac received the Salute to Greatness Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Center in Atlanta in 2013 for the company’s commitment to diversity, its support for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and its consistent appearance on such lists as Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work.
Amos’ contributions to society are as remarkable as his career success. For his efforts to promote social justice, he has received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty Award. Amos is a past member of the board of trustees of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and currently serves on the board of the House of Mercy in Columbus, Georgia, a homeless shelter serving citizens in need.
In his philanthropic endeavors, Amos has served his alma mater as chair of the Building Terry campaign, helping to raise 121 million USD in private support (exceeding a 90 million USD goal) to improve the learning environment for business students—a campaign that began during the Great Recession and was enormously successful because of Amos’ leadership and dedication. Amos further gives back in many ways to his alma mater by speaking to students and chairing; these efforts have and will continue to improve the learning environment for students of Terry College.