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  • 9/27/16 10:26 am EDT
    Addressing the systemic challenges of poverty is no easy task. But in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community, this is exactly what’s happening through multi-pronged efforts designed to build long-term success.And now, the efforts to revitalize what was once a thriving town are yielding results, with Woodlawn welcoming new businesses and residents and continuing to grow as an innovative hub for education and community wellness.Annexed into the city of Birmingham in 1910, Woodlawn was once a burgeoningmore...
  • 9/20/16 6:09 pm EDT
    (Originally published by The University of Alabama on September 20, 2016)University of Alabama business students will soon have summer internship opportunities in Japan thanks to Japanese and Birmingham-based life insurance companies, the entities announced Sept. 20 in a campus ceremony.The two companies established The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company and Protective Life Corporation Global Internship Program fund in UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.“This is an exciting, experientialmore...
  • 9/14/16 10:20 am EDT
    New York has the High Line, Chicago has its Millennium Park and Birmingham — we have Railroad Park, which, like its peers, was built around railroad tracks and has helped revitalize a city and provide a gathering space for all residents.  “Great cities have great parks,” says Camille Spratling, Executive Director of Railroad Park. “When you visit Railroad Park you see the unity of our city and region. This park is common ground for everyone, and it reflects the diversity ofmore...
  • 9/7/16 10:10 am EDT
    What happens when you combine real-time art with a group of people gathered in a room to celebrate success and raise money for a good cause? A little bit of magic.  That’s what happened recently when nationally recognized artist Erik Wahl painted in real-time during an evening recognizing top advisors of Protective Life’s ProEquities division. The banquet, a celebratory dinner for high-performing ProEquities independent advisors, raised funds for the good causes of the Ronaldmore...
  • 8/24/16 2:41 pm EDT
    A trip to the theater should be a thing of joy — an escape from the day-to-day, an entry into a world of creativity. But for families of children with autism, attending a live theater performance can be difficult. That’s why Red Mountain Theatre and the Autism Society of Alabama have teamed up to create sensory-friendly productions that make theater accessible to everyone.“People with autism often have heightened sensitivities to light and sound, and may feel uncomfortable in unfamiliarmore...
  • 8/18/16 5:00 pm EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”) has reached an agreement through its wholly owned subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company, to acquire the Pompano Beach, Florida-based USWC Holding Company and its affiliated operating subsidiaries (“USWC” or “Company”) via a stock purchase agreement (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition is subject to receipt of standard regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditionsmore...
  • 8/11/16 2:29 pm EDT
    This August, Dr. Laura Fiveash will stand at the doors of the Spring Valley School and welcome students into this special school’s new home. Located in the former Aldersgate Methodist Church on Lakeshore Parkway, the school has moved into its first permanent home. Its mission is personal to Executive Director Dr. Fiveash.  In addition to having a DrPH in maternal and child health, Dr. Fiveash is the mom of 15-year old triplets. Born at 26 weeks premature, the three — Nick, Jacobmore...
  • 7/29/16 2:52 pm EDT
    If you’ve driven down Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue North, chances are you’ve passed the red brick Firehouse Shelter countless times. But you may not know what happens within those walls.Firehouse Shelter is the headquarters for Firehouse Ministries, which serves more chronically homeless men than any agency in the state of Alabama — over 4,000 each year. More than an emergency shelter, the Firehouse Shelter works with its clients to address the complicated, systemic challenges of homelessness. Asmore...
  • 7/28/16 1:16 pm EDT
    In the spirit of health, wellness and camaraderie, nearly 200 Protective employees joined 42 corporate teams from the Birmingham area to participate in the second annual Birmingham Corporate Challenge at beautiful Railroad Park, taking home the top prize in the largest division of the event.With a focus on health and wellness in the community, the Challenge is the perfect opportunity for Protective and other local businesses to celebrate healthy behaviors while competing against theirmore...
  • 7/26/16 4:19 pm EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation has announced that Mark L. Drew will join the Company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company in August 2016. In his role, Mark will be a member of the Company’s executive leadership team and oversee the legal affairs of the Company. He will report to John D. Johns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2006, Mr. Drew has served as Managing Shareholder of Maynard Coopermore...

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