John D. Johns is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama and serves as a director of Protective Life and Annuity Insurance Company and Protective Life Insurance Company, two of Protective Life Corporation's subsidiaries. Mr. Johns has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life Corporation since January 2002 and became Chairman in January 2003. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Protective Life from August 1996 through December 2001, and from October 1993 through August 1996 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johns is also a director of Alabama National BanCorporation. Mr. Johns is 56.