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Dees Named Executive Vice President Of Marketing

Montgomery, Ala. (Jan. 31, 2013) - Alfa Insurance President and CEO Jimmy Parnell today named veteran insurance leader Alvin (Al) H. Dees executive vice president of marketing for Alfa®, effective Feb. 1.

Al Dees, Executive Vice President, MarketingDees previously held the top marketing position with Alfa from 1992 to 2000. He later served as national sales and marketing manager for MetLife Auto and Home Insurance. Parnell said he is pleased to have Dees back on the Alfa team as the company works to grow its business and serve policyholders.

"Al is a proven leader who has the ability to motivate our sales force and grow our customer base," Parnell said. "He has tremendous experience in the insurance industry and understands the history, structure and mission of the Alfa companies. I look forward to working with Al as we focus on the qualities that made our company great."

A 44-year veteran of the insurance industry, Dees began his career with Florida Farm Bureau Insurance as a claims adjuster. He later worked for American Educators Life Insurance Co. and Horace Mann Insurance Companies before joining Alfa in 1984 as a regional sales manager. A native of Evergreen, Dees graduated from Troy University with a degree in marketing and business administration.

Dees said he is excited about working with Alfa's sales team in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

"I am humbled to have another opportunity to work with Alfa's agents, employees and policyholders," Dees said. "Alfa has a heritage of providing personal service at great rates through hometown agents who truly care about their policyholders. It is an honor to be able to lead an outstanding marketing team as we build on this legacy of service."

Dees and wife Deborah have two children and two grandsons. They attend the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery.

With more than a million policies in force, Alfa and its affiliates provide insurance and other financial services in 11 states. For more information, visit or call 1-800-964-2532.

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