People: Protective Life Corp (PL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Johns

62 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Bielen

53 2007 Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer

D. Scott Adams

49 2006 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Carl Thigpen

57 2007 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Michael Temple

51 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Deborah Joyce Long

60 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Walker

54 2004 Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Controller

David Perry

2014 Vice President - Operational Risk

John McMahon

71 Lead Independent Director

Robert Burton

57 2011 Independent Director

Elaine Chao

61 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Hamby

64 2004 Independent Director

Vanessa Leonard

53 2004 Independent Director

Charles McCrary

63 2005 Independent Director

Hans Miller

61 2009 Independent Director

Malcolm Portera

68 2003 Independent Director

C. Ritter

66 2005 Independent Director

Jesse Spikes

63 2011 Independent Director

William Terry

56 2004 Independent Director

W. Michael Warren

66 2001 Independent Director

Vanessa Wilson

55 2006 Independent Director

Eva Robertson

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Johns

Mr. John D. Johns is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Johns joined Protective in October 1993 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In August 1996, Mr. Johns became President and Chief Operating Officer; in January 2002, he became President and Chief Executive Officer; and in January 2003, he became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Protective, Mr. Johns was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sonat Inc. Prior to joining Sonat, Mr. Johns was an attorney in private practice, focusing on commercial and financing transactions and the financial services industry. Mr. Johns is on the Board of Directors of Alabama Power Company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Southern Company, whose stock is traded on the NYSE), Regions Financial Corporation and Genuine Parts Company; he is a trustee of Birmingham-Southern College and the Altamont School; he is on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama; and he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Financial Services Roundtable, is the Chairman of the Board for the Birmingham Business Alliance and is the Chairman Elect Designate to the American Council of Life Insurers' Board of Directors. He has previously served in a leadership role in the Business Council of Alabama, other financial services industry associations and civic and educational organizations. Mr. Johns received an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard University.

Richard Bielen

Mr. Richard J. Bielen is Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer of Protective Life Corp. From August 2006 to June 2007, Mr. Bielen served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Bielen has been employed by the Company and its subsidiaries since 1991.

D. Scott Adams

Mr. D. Scott Adams is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of Protective Life Corp. He served as an Executive Search Consultant for investment management business sector with Anderson & Associates in Charlotte, NC.

Carl Thigpen

Mr. Carl S. Thigpen is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Thigpen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Mortgage and Real Estate Officer of the Company. Mr. Thigpen has been employed by the Company and its subsidiaries since 1984.

Michael Temple

Mr. Michael Temple is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Protective Life Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Temple served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Unum Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Deborah Joyce Long

Ms. Deborah J. Long is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Protective Life Corp. Ms. Long served as Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Long has been employed by the Company and its subsidiaries since 1994.

Steven Walker

Mr. Steven G. Walker is Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Controller of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Walker has been Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Walker has been employed by the Company and its subsidiaries since 2002.

David Perry

Mr. David Perry is Vice President - Operational Risk of the Company. Perry currently serves as chief of staff for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, where his responsibilities include running daily operations for the governor’s administration. He previously served as the state’s finance director, where he developed and managed a state budget with $20 billion in annual revenues and managed a staff of 500 employees. Prior to joining Governor Bentley’s administration, David worked at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC in Birmingham. Perry graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in public policy studies, cum laude, and from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude.

John McMahon

Mr. John J. McMahon, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. McMahon is Chairman of Ligon Industries, LLC. Previously, Mr. McMahon was a lawyer in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, before spending 25 years with McWane, Inc., a privately held manufacturing company with international operations having over 20 plants and over one billion dollars in sales. During his career at McWane, Inc., Mr. McMahon held numerous management positions, including President and Chairman of the Board, and negotiated over 25 acquisitions ranging from publicly held companies to small privately held companies. Mr. McMahon serves or has served as a director of publicly held companies as well as other public and private companies, including ProAssurance Corporation, National Bank of Commerce, Alabama National Bancorporation, John H. Harland Company, and Cooper/T. Smith Company. He is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College. He also has been a director or trustee of the Birmingham Airport Authority and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System. Mr. McMahon received his undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Robert Burton

Mr. Robert O. Burton is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Burton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoar Construction LLC, a construction company with projects in the retail, heavy civil, commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality markets. Mr. Burton grew up in the construction industry, spending his summers working at the company from the time he was thirteen. After joining the company full time, Mr. Burton quickly moved through the ranks, progressing from his co-op days to his present capacity. Mr. Burton serves on the Board of Directors of Regions Bank and on the board and Executive Committee of American Contractors Insurance Group, a private company categorized under Workers' Compensation Insurance. Mr. Burton serves as a director for the Lakeshore Foundation and is a past member of the boards of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Birmingham Zoo and the Baptist Health Foundation. Mr. Burton's community involvement also includes the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. Mr. Burton received an undergraduate degree in Building Construction from Auburn University.

Elaine Chao

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao is Independent Director of Protective Life Corporation. Secretary Chao served as the 24th Secretary of the United States Department of Labor from 2001 until 2009. She is a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and a contributor to Fox News and Time Opinion Online. Prior to the Department of Labor, Secretary Chao was President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America, Director of the Peace Corps, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. She was a banker with Bank of America and Citicorp. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dole Food Company and Wells Fargo & Company. Secretary Chao previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from 1997-2000. Other directorships prior to her return to government service in 2011 included: NASD, Inc.; Northwest Airlines; HCA Healthcare Company; and Raymond James Financial. Secretary Chao received her Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College.

Thomas Hamby

Mr. Thomas L. Hamby is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Hamby is retired from AT&T, Inc. (formerly BellSouth Corporation), where he held the office of President-Alabama. Mr. Hamby joined BellSouth in 1971 and held various positions of increasing responsibility within the company, including Director of Federal Regulatory Matters in Washington, DC, Vice President of Product Management for the Company and Vice President/Regulatory-Georgia. He was appointed President-Alabama in December 1999, and President-Alabama, AT&T in January 2007. As President-Alabama, Mr. Hamby led a effort to introduce and pass legislation to deregulate the company's operations and allow development of a more competitive marketplace. Mr. Hamby is a member of Region Bank's Birmingham Advisory Board. Mr. Hamby has served as Chairman of the Business Council of Alabama, Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Development Board, Chairman of the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America, Treasurer of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Education, and previously served for six years as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Birmingham Museum of Art. He currently serves on the Board of the Alabama Georgia Land Trust. Mr. Hamby holds an undergraduate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia and is actively involved in beef production on the Hamby Farm in Georgia.

Vanessa Leonard

Ms. Vanessa Leonard is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Ms. Leonard is a practicing attorney and provides consulting services for not-for-profit organizations, primarily in the areas of management, legal and organizational behavior. She was previously a senior consultant and manager with KPMG, Higher Education Consulting, Southeast Market in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia, and a financial analyst for Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In her consulting and analyst roles, Ms. Leonard focused on management accounting matters (primarily governmental compliance and indirect cost accounting) for higher education institutions. Ms. Leonard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, where she chairs its Audit Committee and serves on its Finance, Compensation and Investment Committees. Ms. Leonard is also a member of the Health Care Authority for Baptist Health Board. Ms. Leonard served on the Governor's Task Force to Strengthen Alabama's Families and previously served on the Board of the United Way for the Lake Martin area in Alabama. Ms. Leonard received an undergraduate degree in Health Care Management from the University of Alabama, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Charles McCrary

Mr. Charles D. McCrary is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. McCrary is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power Company, an electric utility company that is wholly owned by The Southern Company (a corporation whose stock is traded on the NYSE). Mr. McCrary joined Alabama Power while and has held various positions of increasing responsibility within Southern Company. He served as Vice President for Southern Nuclear Operating Company and later held the positions of President of Southern Company Generation, Chief Production Officer of Southern Company and President of Southern Power Company. Mr. McCrary serves as Chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. He serves on the boards of Regions Financial Corporation, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Children's Health System and Auburn University as well as various civic organizations. He is also a member of the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. Mr. McCrary received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Birmingham School of Law.

Hans Miller

Mr. Hans Hugh Miller is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Miller is an advisor to financial and non-financial institutions globally, particularly in the areas of acquisitions and strategy. Mr. Miller's career has included multi-national business experience in both operations and corporate finance. Mr. Miller is the Non-Executive Chairman of Hwa Hong Corporation Ltd., Singapore. Previously, he was Managing Director and Senior Advisor with Banc of America Securities LLC, Senior Vice President of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., President and CEO of The Hartford International Financial Services Group, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Hartford companies in Brussels, Belgium. He is a past chairman of the Committee of American Insurers in Europe and of the International Committee of the American Insurance Association. He was an industry to the OECD Insurance Committee in Paris, a member of the US Commerce department's advisory committee ISAC 13, and a past board member of ITT Europe. Mr. Miller has also held leadership roles on the boards of directors of non-profit organizations and is a professional photographer and founder of a publishing company. Mr. Miller received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and studied at the Universite de Besancon, Besancon, France and the College of Insurance in New York.

Malcolm Portera

Dr. Malcolm Portera is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Dr. Portera is the former chief executive officer of The University of Alabama System, which is Alabama's higher education enterprise. Comprised of doctoral research universities in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville as well as the acclaimed UAB Health System, the UA System budget (including affiliates) exceeds $4.3 billion, with more than 50,000 students, 25,000 employees, and an economic impact surpassing $5.8 billion. Prior to current position at the University of Alabama System, Dr. Portera was the 16th president of Mississippi State University. Prior to that, Dr. Portera held a number of increasingly important positions with the University of Alabama System before leaving in 1996 to launch a business development and strategic planning company. Dr. Portera serves on the Board of Directors of Alabama Power Company, where he is a member of its Compensation Committee, and he previously served on the Board of Regions Financial Corporation. He also serves in leadership roles for the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Riley Foundation, Southern Research Institute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the Bryant-Jordan Scholarship Foundation, Operation New Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Foundation, and the University of Alabama at Huntsville Foundation. He is the former chair of the Council of Presidents of the Southeastern Universities Research Association and Vice Chair of the Alabama Research Alliance. Dr. Portera received undergraduate and master's degrees from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama.

C. Ritter

Mr. C. Dowd Ritter is an Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Ritter retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Regions Financial Corporation and Regions Bank on March 31, 2010 after forty-one years of service with the company. Throughout his career, Mr. Ritter was elected to positions of increasing responsibility including executive vice president of Retail Banking; senior executive vice president of the Trust Division; vice chairman of the Board; president and chief operating officer and then chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Ritter served as corporate chairman for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra 2010 Maestro's Ball. Mr. Ritter's additional past service to the community includes serving as honorary co-chairman of The New Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign in 2006, 2009 co-chairman of the 50th Anniversary Campaign for The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, 2007 Honorary Chairman of the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Legacy of Leadership Campaign, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Campaign Steering Committee, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Stabilization Steering Committee, chairman of the board of directors and 1993 campaign chairman for the United Way of Central Alabama, and campaign co-chairman for the American Cancer Society's Five Points South Center and Hope Lodge, member of the board of trustees of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Leadership Birmingham, and the board of directors of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. Mr. Ritter was named Business Person of the Year in 2006 by the Birmingham Business Journal, CEO of the Year in 1998 by The Birmingham News, and was honored as the 1999 Humanitarian of the Year by the Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Ritter earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, where he has been a past instructor.

Jesse Spikes

Mr. Jesse J. Spikes is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Spikes is Senior Counsel with the Atlanta based law firm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, specializing in corporate, banking, insurance, health care and sports law. Mr. Spikes also works with businesses in the areas of advertising and marketing law, including the negotiation of endorsements and the preparation of licensing agreements. Mr. Spikes has practiced law for more than thirty years. He joined the firm in 1986, became a partner in 1989 and senior counsel in 2010. Mr. Spikes previously served as General Counsel of Atlanta Life Insurance Company and legal advisor for Al Bahrain Arab African Bank. Mr. Spikes has previously served as a director of publicly and privately held companies. Mr. Spikes also serves in leadership roles with Children's Health Care of Atlanta, and has served in leadership roles with Boy Scouts of America and the British-American Conference for Successor Generations. Mr. Spikes received his undergraduate degree in English from Dartmouth College, his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Politics from University College at Oxford University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard University.

William Terry

Mr. William A. Terry is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Terry is one of the founders of Highland Associates, Inc., an investment advisory firm that advises on approximately $15.5 billion of assets (as of December 31, 2010) for not-for-profit health care organizations, foundations, endowments and select individuals. Before starting Highland Associates in 1987, Mr. Terry worked in the Investment Management Consulting Group of Interstate/Johnson Lane Corporation. In addition to Highland Associates, Mr. Terry serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America, and as a Trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Alabama. Mr. Terry previously served as a member of the Executive Committee and president for the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation. Mr. Terry received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and is a CFA charter holder.

W. Michael Warren

Mr. W. Michael Warren, Jr., is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Mr. Warren is President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's of Alabama and Children's Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit, free-standing pediatric healthcare center. Prior to joining Children's in January 2008, Mr. Warren was Chairman and CEO of Energen Corporation and its two primary subsidiaries, Alagasco and Energen Resources. Mr. Warren became President of Alagasco in 1984 and held a number of increasingly important positions with Energen before being named President and CEO in February 1997 and Chairman in January 1998. Mr. Warren was a lawyer in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining Alabama Gas in 1983. Mr. Warren served on the Board of Directors of Energen Corporation until his term expired in April 2010. Mr. Warren has served as chairman of the Business Council of Alabama, the United Way, and Children's of Alabama. He also has been Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Development Board, the Alabama Symphony and the American Heart Association. He has chaired the general campaign of the United Way for Central Alabama and the United Negro College Fund. Mr. Warren received an undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University.

Vanessa Wilson

Ms. Vanessa Wilson is Independent Director of Protective Life Corp. Ms. Wilson is a finance professional with 25 years of experience on Wall Street and in the insurance industry, with particular in investments, the public markets, and corporate finance. Ms. Wilson is the Chief Financial Officer for Golden Seeds, LLC. Ms. Wilson retired in 2007 from Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., where she had been a Managing Director and equity research analyst with primary responsibility for the U.S. life insurance industry. She had previously held senior positions in equity research at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and she is past-president of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts. Ms. Wilson also spent three years in the insurance industry practice of the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse. Ms. Wilson is currently a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, LLC, an angel investor group that provides early stage and private equity capital across all sectors to women entrepreneurs. In addition to her investment activities with Golden Seeds, Ms. Wilson holds a leadership position with responsibilities for investor and entrepreneur education. In this capacity, Ms. Wilson created an entrepreneur training program, which is delivered in partnership with Barnard College's Athena Leadership Lab. Ms. Wilson is also active in her community through various non-profit initiatives. As a former trustee of The Ethel Walker School, a secondary school in Connecticut, Ms. Wilson served on the Finance and Audit Committees and was the Chair of the Investment Committee for the endowment. Ms. Wilson is also actively engaged in a variety of financial education initiatives in the New York metro area, and on behalf of The Coalition for Debtor Education, she teaches financial literacy at several non-profits. Ms. Wilson received an undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Eva Robertson

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