FORSYTHE NAMED CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR ALFA INSURANCE
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alfa Insurance has announced the promotion of Ralph Forsythe to chief financial officer.
Forsythe, who previously served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, will direct the financial strategy of the Alfa companies including oversight of accounting, tax, financial planning and reporting functions.
In announcing the promotion, Alfa Executive Vice President of Operations Lee Ellis commended Forsythe on his ability to effectively manage the complex, day-to-day financial operations of the company while working to position Alfa for future growth.
"Ralph not only brings a wealth of accounting and financial expertise to this position, but he also recently provided leadership for the team that developed Alfa's strategic vision for the next decade," Ellis said. "This vision capitalizes on our company's strength as a leader in personal service and helps us identify ways we can better serve our policyholders."
Forsythe said he appreciates the opportunity to build on Alfa's position as one of the top 75 insurance carriers in the United States, in terms of financial strength.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve Alfa as its chief financial officer," said Forsythe. "We have a great company with a strong focus on providing exceptional service to our customers. I look forward to providing leadership for our company in maintaining and growing our financial strength over the coming years."
A certified public accountant, Forsythe joined Alfa in 2001 as vice president and assistant chief financial officer. He previously served as chief financial officer of the Coriolis Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., and as vice president and chief financial officer of United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn.
Forsythe earned a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University. He and wife Barbara have two children, daughter Jocelyn Turnipseed and son Taylor.
With more than a million policies in force, Alfa and its affiliates provide insurance and other financial services in 12 states. For more information, visit AlfaInsurance.com or call 1-800-964-2532.