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  • 4/24/17 11:24 am EDT
    David Lamb, 20, paces in the small music room at the Samford Academy of Arts as board certified music therapist Sunny Davenport plays the piano. When she stops to turn to a new song in the old music book he brought, he stops, too, waiting for the music to begin again. It doesn’t take long.Sunny starts a more upbeat tune. A slight smile pulls across David’s face. He paces again, speeding up to keep up with the beat. This is his reward. When Sunny finishes the third song, she slides off themore...
  • 4/11/17 6:28 pm EDT
    For Ernest “Big Dog” Fann, baseball is life. Now in his late 70s, Fann, a Birmingham resident, spent his entire life playing the sport, and at times fighting for his place in it. For the retired engineer, who was born in the segregated Southern city of Macon, Georgia, in the late 1930s, the chance to play baseball involved sacrifice, suffering, and determination. It isn’t just about sport, he says, but equality.“To go far in baseball, you have to really have the love of the game in your heartmore...
  • 3/27/17 2:00 pm EDT
    For Necole Ezell, launching a career in information technology in 1996 as a woman was not the easiest thing to do. Back then, as a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, Necole saw very few women, and fewer who looked like her (a woman of color) in her chosen field. But now as Protective’s Enterprise IT Planning & Analysis Manager, Second Vice President, she sees more women launching and flourishing in careers across many technical fields — a welcomed development.“Although themore...
  • 2/21/17 9:00 am EST
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750, “Dai-ichi”), will host a Company Update Meeting on March 14th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central Time regarding Protective’s 2016 financial results and current business strategy. The event will be presented by the Company’s senior management at Protective’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama and is intended for professional investors, bankers and other companymore...
  • 2/20/17 6:04 pm EST

    People know the Salvation Army for their red kettles and bell ringing. But what does that money in that kettle fund? January is a great time to dig into that topic and find out about their new headquarters in Birmingham.

     This time of year, the Salvation Army bell ringers have gone home and the red kettles have been put away. But the work of the Salvation Army doesn’t stop. The money that goes into the kettles and donations throughout the year provide a vital safety net for individuals and communities in crisis. “Every minute of every day, someone is being helped by the Salvation Army,” says Major Bob Parker, Birmingham Salvation Army Commander. “We’re there to meet human need in time of crisis — tomore...
  • 2/6/17 12:00 pm EST
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750, “Dai-ichi”), announced today that Brad Gabel will join the Company as Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. With 30 years of insurance underwriting experience, Gabel most recently served as Chief Underwriting Officer at TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company. Prior to this position, he served as Chief Underwriter formore...
  • 12/21/16 11:56 am EST
    It’s that time of the year again — when non-profits make their annual year-end giving appeals. With so many worthy organizations to choose from, here’s something to think about: making choices that count twice in supporting people with special needs.“Double giving” is when a business or individual supports an organization that provides opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s something that Protective Life Corporation has done for years by supportingmore...
  • 12/1/16 5:11 pm EST
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”) has announced that on December 1, 2016 its principal subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company (“Protective Life”), completed the acquisition of the Pompano Beach, Florida-based USWC Holding Company (“US Warranty”) via a stock purchase agreement. US Warranty, through its affiliated operating subsidiaries, including United States Warranty Corp., markets vehicle service contracts, GAP coverage and amore...
  • 11/8/16 9:18 am EST
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation announced that Michelle Moloney, FSA, CFA has been appointed Chief Risk Officer of the Company effective November 7. In her role, Moloney will lead the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, providing oversight of enterprise risks, including insurance, actuarial and product, credit, trading and hedging, market, interest rate and equity, operational, regulatory and reputational. Michellemore...
  • 11/1/16 2:53 pm EDT
    Seventy-five years ago this month, a group of visionaries came together to found an organization that would go on to pioneer groundbreaking science that has saved lives, impacted the environment, and even helped Americans explore space. Birmingham-based Southern Research has done all of those things and more, finding answers to some of the world’s most challenging problems. And they’ve done it with the support of Protective Life, which has a long history of supporting the institution.more...

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