ATLANTA, June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq:AAME) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Rick D. Burns to serve as Executive Vice President of Atlantic American Corporation as well as Executive Vice President of its Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company subsidiaries. He has been serving as Vice President of Marketing since March 2015.

Mr. Burns began his career at Atlantic American as a Marketing Specialist and has since worked his way up the ladder, serving as the Director of Marketing Operations from 2012-2014 and as Assistant Vice President of Marketing from 2014-2015 before being appointed Vice President of Marketing in March 2015.  He also has served as Director of Corporate Relations for the parent company since May 2013.  Mr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Rutgers University in 2001 and his MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in 2013.

“I am extremely proud to announce that Rick Burns has been promoted to Executive Vice President of both the parent company, Atlantic American, and its Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company subsidiaries,” said Hilton H. Howell, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “From the very beginning of his career, Rick showed a great knack for building collaborative relationships, both with our outside agents and business partners and with his fellow employees.  He always goes the extra mile to get the job done.  This promotion is the result of many years of hard work and determination, and is very much deserved.”

Atlantic American is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, and property and casualty insurance industries.  Its principal insurance subsidiaries are American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company.

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For further information contact:

Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
Chairman, President & CEO
Atlantic American Corporation