COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In what he describes – tongue firmly in cheek – as "one of the toughest interviews I've ever done," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos, the second longest tenured CEO in the Fortune 200 and four-time recipient of the Harvard Business Review's recognition as one of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World, recently sat down at the company's headquarters in Columbus, Georgia, for an interview with 11-year-old cancer survivor Chloe Davison of Grants Pass, Oregon. In this "hard-hitting" examination, they covered several crucial topics such as where Amos' dogs sleep when his wife is traveling, how the Aflac Duck came to be and My Special Aflac Duck™ – a robotic duck designed to help children cope with cancer that Aflac is giving to every newly diagnosed child with cancer, between the ages of 3-13, free of charge.
The interview is part of Tough Questions, an annual six-episode series from Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) providing a look at how to execute corporate social responsibility plans. For this series, one of the 10 million children who are assisted by CMN Hospitals each year interviews a selected executive. Each featured organization is a proud partner of CMN Hospitals and supports the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Each episode provides a balance of personal interest and business as the executive and child explore how organizations can work with employees and customers to create positive change in local communities.
"I've been CEO of Aflac for nearly 29 years. In that time, I've been interviewed by every major newspaper and television network in the country, including The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and CNN, but I don't think I was ever more nervous than when Chloe walked into my office," Amos quipped. "But truthfully, Chloe was absolutely lovely and full of energy. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her and working alongside CMN Hospitals to raise the level of awareness of everything they do. Like Aflac, their mission is to help children facing tough medical challenges, and as a CMN Hospitals partner, we want to promote their work whenever possible."
"Our Tough Questions series highlights companies that go above and beyond with their corporate social responsibility," said CMN Hospitals CEO John Lauck. "These companies, like Aflac, impact future generations through their culture of doing good, while boosting the bottom line. Dan was a great sport with Chloe, and our episode featuring Dan and Chloe provides a special look at how Aflac is helping kids cope with cancer."
Featured organizations for the Tough Questions series include Aflac, Ace Hardware, Marriott International, Speedway and Dairy Queen. Aflac is the first episode in season one and will be in the season premiere spot.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, for eligible claims, Aflac U.S. can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 12 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 17th time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or aflac.com/espanol.
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