By Steven Brostoff
Carroll A. Campbell Jr., president of the American Council of Life Insurers, will be leaving the association on Dec. 31.
In an open letter to the people of South Carolina, his home state, Campbell said he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimers disease.
“This is a reality that my family and I have had to grasp and deal with,” he said. “Otherwise, I am physically fit. I intend to fight this illness. I will not yield. This is my nature and my plan.”
Campbell, age 61, joined ACLI as president and CEO in January 1995. Prior to that, he had served as governor of South Carolina for eight years and as a member of Congress.
An ACLI spokesman said the board will meet soon to establish a search committee and process for selecting Campbells successor.
Reproduced from National Underwriter Life & Health/Financial Services Edition, October 15, 2001. Copyright 2001 by The National Underwriter Company in the serial publication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this article as an independent work may be held by the author.