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John Johns Joins Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Board of Directors

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John Johns, former President & CEO of Protective Life Corporation, has joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a science-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise.

“I am delighted and thankful for the opportunity to deepen my engagement with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust through board service,” Johns said. “I wholeheartedly support and embrace BTT’s mission and the collaborative, science-based framework it employs to preserve and restore our precious near-shore marine habitats. I also look forward to meeting and working with other members of this distinguished board.”

Johns affiliation with Protective Life Corporation began in 1993, when he was named Executive Vice President and CFO. After later serving as President and CEO for 15 years, John led the $5.6 billion company through its sale to Dai-ichi Life of Tokyo. He was elected Executive Chair in 2017.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Johns went on to earn the MBA at Harvard Business School and the JD from Harvard Law. His spouse, Dr. Nancy Dunlap Johns, has worked previously as a professor of medicine, a researcher, a health care administrator, and as Dean of the UVA School of Medicine. Together, the Johns have been dedicated supporters of BTT’s mission.

“We’re honored to have John join our Board of Directors,” said BTT President & CEO Jim McDuffie. “His leadership and experience, particularly with flats fishery issues in the Bahamas, will be invaluable to BTT as we pursue our conservation mission. We look forward to all that we will accomplish with John’s help.”