SCOTT NAMED ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ALFA
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 11 -- Alfa Insurance President and CEO Jerry Newby has named Al Scott of Montgomery to the position of assistant to the president.
Scott will continue to serve as general counsel and corporate secretary for the Alfa Insurance companies, but he will now play a more visible role in representing Alfa and in coordinating functions of the company's various divisions, Newby said.
"Al is a good man and trusted friend who is dedicated to serving our members and policyholders," said Newby, who also serves as president of the Alabama Farmers Federation. "As assistant to the president, he will be available to help with the obligations of this office while continuing to provide wise counsel to me and our board of directors. Al is a loyal employee who understands the importance of both the Federation and Alfa Insurance. His knowledge and experience with all phases of our organization will be invaluable as we work to provide the best service possible to our members and policyholders."
A graduate of Auburn University, Scott earned his doctor of jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1981. He served as law clerk for Alabama Supreme Court Justice Hugh Maddox and as attorney for the city of Montgomery before joining Alfa as assistant general counsel in 1993. Scott was named general counsel for Alfa in 1997 and was promoted to senior vice president in 1999.
"I am honored that Mr. Newby has asked me to serve in this new capacity, but I recognize the great responsibility it brings," Scott said. "Mr. Newby is incredibly busy. A lot of people come through his door, and a lot of things land on his desk. Certain things come up that only he as president can address. My job is to do whatever I can to lighten his load so he has the time to properly address those matters.
This is another step by Mr. Newby in his commitment to serve Alfa's policyholders and members."
Scott and his wife, Billie, live in Montgomery where he is a member of Eastwood Presbyterian Church. They have two daughters, Lee, who teaches school in Anniston, Ala., and Allison, who serves as public information coordinator for Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey.