John D. Johns

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John D. Johns
Born February 8, 1952
Gadsden, Alabama
Alma mater University of Alabama (B.A.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A)
Harvard Law School (J.D)
Occupation CEO and President, Protective Life Corporation
Spouse(s) Dr. Nancy Dunlap Johns
Children 2

John D. Johns (born February 8, 1952) is the CEO and President of the Protective Life Corporation.

John D. Johns was born in Gadsden, Alabama to J. D. and Margaret Griffin Johns. He graduated with honors in 1974 from the University of Alabama. Johns was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, and served as president of the Jasons Honor Society and Kappa Alpha. He then earned a dual juris doctor from Harvard Law School and master of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1978.[1]

Johns joined the Protective Life Corporation in 1993 as Executive Vice President and CFO. Earlier in his career, Johns served as General Counsel at Sonat and helped found Maynard Cooper & Gale, a law firm in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in late 2013, in part for his nine years of service to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.[1]

Johns supports several Republican causes including campaigns for George W. Bush in 2004, Rick Santorum in 2006, John McCain in 2008.


  1. ^ a b "John D. Johns". Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 

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