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Alfa Names Regional Marketing Vice Presidents

Montgomery, Ala. (March 25, 2013) - Two members of the Alfa Insurance Hall of Fame have been tapped to lead the company's marketing efforts in north and south Alabama.

Alfa Executive Vice President of Marketing Al Dees named David Christenberry regional marketing vice president for south Alabama and Tim Timmons regional marketing vice president for north Alabama.

"In making these appointments, we focused on experience, knowledge of the insurance industry, proven long-term track records, loyalty to Alfa and the ability to build successful teams and lead them to be winners," Dees said. "These two men are truly among the most respected leaders in our field force, and we are confident in their abilities to motivate Alfa's Alabama sales teams."

A native of Fayette, Ala., and an Auburn University graduate, Christenberry joined Alfa in 1977 as an agent. He became a district manager in 1978 and achieved recognition in the company's President's Club 17 times. He has qualified for a total of 60 Alfa All-Star and Super Star incentive trips. In 1996, Christenberry was inducted as a charter member of the Alfa Hall of Fame. He said it is an honor to carry on Alfa's legacy of leadership and service.

"Any successful organization, whether it's a great company or sports team, has three common characteristics: pride in the outfit, confidence in the leadership, and trust from top to bottom and bottom to top," Christenberry said. "Alfa is blessed to have all three, and I look forward to working with the agents, customer sales representatives and managers in south Alabama to make Alfa's future even brighter."

Timmons grew up in Fort Payne, Ala., and is a graduate of Faulkner University. He joined Alfa in 1987 as an agent and was promoted to district manager in 1988. Timmons is an 11-time President's Club member and qualified for Alfa's All- Star and Super Star incentive trips for 24 consecutive years. He received the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1994 and was recognized for leading Alfa's Alabama District of the Year in 2010 and 2011. He was inducted into the company's Hall of Fame in 2011. Timmons said he is optimistic about Alfa's future.

"I am humbled and excited with the challenge of leading north Alabama," Timmons said. "Being associated with north Alabama my entire career, I look forward to doing what I can to help our agents be successful. I am excited about the vision and attitude of Alfa's management, and I believe some of our best days are ahead of us."

Christenberry and Timmons agreed that personalized service distinguishes Alfa from other insurance companies.

"Alfa employees are caring people who are really concerned about an individual's needs, and we all look for opportunities to take care of those needs," Timmons said.

"Even though Alfa is a large company, we treat our employees and clients like family," Christenberry added.

Timmons is a former Alabama area vice president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). He and wife, Janet Lynn, live in Centre, Ala., where they attend the First Methodist Church. They have one son, Kaylor, 27.

Christenberry is past president of the Central Alabama chapter of NAIFA and past president of the Central Alabama chapter of the General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA). He and his wife Barbara live in Montgomery and are active members of Frazer United Methodist Church. They have two sons, John, 30, and Brad, 27.

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