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Protective Life Corporation Names Mary Pat Lawrence Senior Vice President, Government Affairs


Monday, September 10, 2018 8:30 am EDT


"We have a strong team in place and know she will help positively impact our business and our industry."

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation is pleased to announce that Mary Pat Lawrence has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, effective September 10. In this position, Lawrence will play an instrumental role in Protective’s state and federal legislative affairs, as well as regulatory matters.

“Mary Pat has spent over 18 years in Washington and has been deeply involved in the legislative and regulatory issues that matter most to Protective,” said John D. Johns, Executive Chairman, Protective. “She has a deep understanding of the issues that impact our industry and is committed to advancing our public affairs interests at the state and federal levels. We look forward to having her expand Protective’s presence in Washington.”

“Mary Pat’s knowledge and expertise will bring great value to Protective as we draw on her experience to manage our interests in legislative and regulatory affairs,” said Rich Bielen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Protective. “We have a strong team in place and know she will help positively impact our business and our industry.”

Lawrence joins Protective from Allstate Insurance Company, where she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, holding responsibility for legislative and regulatory affairs. In addition to managing Allstate’s federal affairs office, she also represented the company in various industry associations, including the Financial Services Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the American Council of Life Insurers.

Prior to joining Allstate, Lawrence was a Principal at Dentons US LLP where she co-managed the Advocacy team and was responsible for lobbying for a number of financial services, education and agriculture clients. Prior to her time at Dentons, she also served as an Associate Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates. Lawrence is a graduate of The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama School of Law.


Protective Life Corporation provides financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products throughout the U.S. The flagship subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company, was founded in 1907. Protective’s home office is located in Birmingham, Alabama. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had assets of approximately $79.6 billion. Protective Life Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750). For more information about Protective, please visit


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