Kathelen Amos 79C

Kathelen Amos

President, The Aflac Foundation 
Columbus, Georgia

Kathelen Amos joined Aflac in 1985 as a staff attorney in the company’s newly formed legal department and was named deputy counsel in 1989. In 1990, she became responsible for the company’s media relations. Subsequently, she was asked to form the corporate communications department, which was responsible for the company’s public relations, sponsorships, donations, and national advertising. The company’s first female executive vice president, she held that position for the duration of her career at Aflac. Under her leadership, Aflac developed its award-winning duck advertising campaign and in 1995 began its sponsorship relationship with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer Center.

After retiring from the company in 2005, Amos retained her role as president of the Aflac Foundation, continuing to chart the philanthropic endeavors of the company and serving as the relationship adviser to the Aflac Cancer Center. She works with her husband, Dan, on his personal philanthropic endeavors and also serves as president of the Paul S. Amos Educational Foundation. Amos was appointed by successive Democratic and Republican governors to the board of trustees of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, which she currently chairs, and serves on the University of Georgia School of Law Board of Visitors, which she chaired for 10 years.

Amos is a member of the board of trustees of the Columbus Museum and the SOMA Foundation. In 2007 she received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Georgia Department of Adult and Technical Education for her efforts with the $25 million building campaign for Columbus Technical College.

A graduate of Emory University (BA, political science) and the University of Georgia School of Law (JD), she is a member of the state bars of Georgia and Texas. She was elected trustee in 2009.