You’ve probably heard their commercials, featuring a white duck. The first Aflac duck commercial aired back in January 2000. This year, the Aflac Duck turned 20. However, Aflac’s history goes back far beyond these commercials.
The insurance company was started by three brothers in 1955 in downtown Columbus, Georgia. At the time it was called American Family Life Insurance Company, and the brothers sold their insurance door-to-door.
They’ve come a long way since then.
Earlier this year, the company posted its annual revenue reached more than $22 billion in 2019. Still, 2020 has been unprecedented — from the pandemic to protests to a presidential election.
In September, “Closer Look,” started a series of conversations with corporate executives about leadership during the pandemic.
On Monday’s program, host Rose Scott continued the conversation with President Teresa White about leading the Georgia-based insurance company during the pandemic and corporate responsibility in responding to social justice issues.
To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.