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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 Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama. His corporate work includes counsel to private and public companies, including banking, insurance and other financial institutions, at both the board and transactional level. He has significant experience handling corporate transactions at the international level and has worked on matters in the Middle East, China, Europe, South America and Canada.
John D. Johns said, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Mark for more than 20 years. He is an exceptional lawyer whose diverse legal experience and strong leadership skills will be invaluable to Protective as we continue to execute our strategies for growth. We are delighted to have someone of Mark’s stature join our senior management team.”
Deborah J. Long, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, added, “I am pleased and excited to welcome Mark to Protective. He is a respected professional colleague and friend. I look forward to working with him in the future.”
Protective Life Corporation provides financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products throughout the U.S. The flagship subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company, was founded in 1907. Protective’s home office is located in Birmingham, Alabama. As of December 31, 2015 the Company had assets of approximately $68.5 billion. Protective Life Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (TSE:8750, “Dai-ichi Life”)
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