Columbus, Georgia-based insurer aligns with The Latino Coalition to honor
Hispanic business leaders throughout the United States with Aflac Civic
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Aflac announced its alliance
with The Latino Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and nonpartisan
policy group, to pay tribute to Hispanic contributors to their communities
throughout the United States with the newly created Aflac Civic Awards. Aflac
will unveil this new initiative to honor Hispanic business leaders who are
active in community service on December 12, 2006, in Los Angeles.
The Aflac Civic Awards will identify and reward Hispanic small business
owners for their civic contributions. The award is designed to provide support
and promotion for causes served by the winning entrepreneurs.
"There has been so much attention given to the problems that touch the
Hispanic community and so little attention given to the remarkable
achievements of many Latino entrepreneurs that we wanted to find a way to
recognize their contribution," said Paul Amos, executive vice president, chief
operating officer of Aflac. "We believe that our partnership with the Latino
Coalition and the creation of the Aflac Civic Awards are good first steps
toward building a greater understanding of Hispanics' contributions to
Earlier this year, Hispanic Trends magazine recognized Aflac as a
corporate leader in doing business with minority-owned companies.
"Aflac has a built-in spirit of service. Their balance between leadership
in their industry and civic, charitable and patriotic activities is the model
that all corporations should follow. We look forward to working with them in
honoring Hispanic small business leaders for their contributions in their
respective communities," said Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino
Aflac's supplier diversity program includes an extensive training
initiative that helps educate minority vendors on obtaining procurement
opportunities with major corporations. In May, the insurer launched AflacSB, a
program offering small companies business tips for growing their
organizations. For more details visit aflacsb.com.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years. In January 2006, Aflac was
included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in
America for the eighth consecutive year. Aflac was also included in Fortune
magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August 2005, and in
September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the Life Insurance Company of the Year
at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review.
Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
About the Latino Coalition
The Latino Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in
Washington, D.C. TLC was established to address policy issues that directly
affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States. TLC's agenda is to
develop and promote policies that will foster economic equivalency and enhance
overall business, economic and social development of Hispanics. For more
information, visit www.TheLatinoCoalition.com.
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated