PRLog - June 19, 2012 - Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Life Financial Group (“ALFG”) is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Pitts Carr to its Board of Directors. Mr. Carr was elected to the Board of Directors at the first board meeting following the Annual Shareholder’
W. Pitts Carr
Mr. Carr is one of the founding partners of the nationally recognized law firm Carr & Palmer, LLP. During his 35-year tenure as a trial attorney, Mr. Carr has become one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the Southeast.
“We are delighted that Pitts accepted the appointment to the ALFG Board,” said Egbert L.J. Perry, Chairman, ALFG Board of Directors. “His professional reputation and high ethical standards are renowned throughout the country and we look forward to accomplishing great things together.”
“I am thrilled to join the Board of Atlanta Life Financial Group,” said W. Pitts Carr, partner, Carr & Palmer, LLP. “Having the opportunity to work with the Atlanta Life Board and management, with its proud history as a business stalwart of the Atlanta community, as it moves into the next era, will be a considerable challenge and an exciting opportunity.”
Mr. Carr holds several memberships including the American Bar Association and Georgia Bar Association. His Board appointments include the National Association of Securities, Commercial Trial Attorneys, and for 20 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association in the capacity of General Counsel. He has also served as Counsel to numerous regional and national insurance companies during his four decades of law practice.
“Pitts strong legal mind and business acumen makes him an excellent addition to the Board",” said William J. Taggart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Life Financial Group. “His thought-leadership will help us achieve our vision of becoming a pre-eminent financial services company.”
Mr. Carr graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia, followed by a J.D. degree from Duke University Law School in 1972. He has been named by a number of federal and state courts to serve in a leadership positions in cases of national importance.
Atlanta Life Financial Group added former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes to its Board of Directors in December 2011.
ABOUT ATLANTA LIFE FINANCIAL GROUP
Atlanta Life Financial Group is the only African-American owned and privately held company in the country with a financial services platform that includes asset management, investment banking/brokerage and insurance. Atlanta Life Financial Group’s subsidiaries include: Herndon Capital Management (HCM), an institutional investment firm specializing in large capitalization equity strategies; Jackson Securities (JS), an investment bank/brokerage firm that specializes in Municipal Finance, Corporate Underwriting and Equity Execution; and Atlanta Life Insurance Company (ALIC), the oldest member of Atlanta Life Financial Group’s Family of Companies. ALIC’s capabilities include the reinsurance of group life insurance, dental benefits, personal & commercial lines of property & casualty coverage, including E&O and D&O.
For more information visit: Atlanta Life Financial Group at www.atlantalife.com, Atlanta Life Insurance Company and Atlanta Life General Agency at www.atlantalifeins.com;
Contact: Leslie E. McCoy