Aflac Names Bradley L. Knox as SVP and Counsel, Federal Relations

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Aflac Incorporated announced that veteran legal, strategic and policy advisor Bradley L. Knox has been promoted to senior vice president and counsel, Federal Relations, reporting to Audrey Boone Tillman, executive vice president and general counsel. In this role, he will continue to represent Aflac in legislative and regulatory matters with the federal government by providing policy direction, coordinating federal affairs initiatives and lobbying for the company's interests in Washington, D.C.

Knox has represented Aflac's interests in Washington since 2006, most recently serving as vice president of Federal Relations. Prior to joining Aflac, he served as chief counsel to the Committee on Small Business for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was actively engaged in supporting international business development efforts for domestic small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to that, he was the founder and president of DigiTech Systems Solutions Inc. For 10 years, Knox served as an Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), during which time he achieved the rank of major and served as chief of civil litigation, a faculty member at the Air Force JAG School and a reservist assigned to the joint Task Force on Global Network Operations in Washington, D.C. Knox began his professional career with Shell Oil in Houston as a computer programmer and analyst.

Knox holds a bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law. He is a founding member of The Gloucester Institute and serves on the boards of the Small Business Council of America and the Hoops for Youth Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Commenting on the announcement, Audrey Boone Tillman said, "With Brad's demonstrated success in leading Aflac's federal relations efforts, sound understanding of the federal regulatory environment and extensive network he has built with key decision makers in Washington on behalf of Aflac, his promotion to senior vice president is very well deserved. Brad has a proven track record of strong leadership and results, and I have no doubt that he will continue to represent Aflac with the same degree of integrity, dedication and excellence he has shown throughout his accomplished career, both before and since joining our company more than a decade ago."