History

1937

The Company began doing business operating under the corporate name of Southern Fire and Marine Insurance Company.

1953

The Company adopted the present name of American Southern Insurance Company. The Southern Fire and Marine name was retired. Roy S. Thompson, Jr. was named President.

1977

Roy S. Thompson, Jr. stepped down as President and assumed the role as Chairman. Calvin Wall became President and CEO.

1979

Scott G. Thompson assumed the role of President. Roy S. Thompson, Jr. became Chairman.

1988

American Safety Insurance Company, our surplus lines carrier, was incorporated.

1995

Atlantic American Corporation, led by J. Mack Robinson, a prominent Atlanta entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, acquired American Southern Insurance and its wholly owned subsidiary, American Safety Insurance Company.

1998

Georgia State University’s College of Business Administration was renamed The J. Mack Robinson College of Business in his honor.

2003

Roy S. Thompson, Jr. passed away at the age of 87 as Chairman Emeritus after a 50 year career at American Southern.

2004

Scott G. Thompson was named as both President & CEO.

2014

J. Mack Robinson passed away at the age of 90. He was considered by many to be “Atlanta’s First Tycoon”.

2017

Calvin Wall became Chairman Emeritus and retired from American Southern after a 60 year career at American Southern.