Former Assurant, GE exec joins AUL as CFO

NAPA, Calif. - 

AUL Corp. president and chief executive officer Jimmy Atkinson continued to bolster the company’s top management team.

The administrator of vehicle service contracts recently appointed David Chang to the position of chief financial officer. Chang, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, has been recruited to prepare the firm for its next phase of growth.

The appointment represents the second addition to AUL’s executive team so far this year, following the appointment of new chief information officer Jose Fleites.

“As we continue to grow, it is vital that we take advantage of opportunities to enhance the strength and expertise of our leadership team, and David brings a depth of knowledge and experience to elevate our financial processes, systems, forecasting and reporting to an institutional level,” Atkinson said.

Most recently, Chang was vice president of financial planning and analysis for Assurant, a global provider of risk management solutions focusing on the housing and lifestyle markets – including extended service contracts and vehicle protection. There, Chang drove financial planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis for a $3 billion gross premium business segment.

Prior to Assurant, Chang spent nearly 20 years with General Electric, culminating in the position of chief financial officer for a $300 million P&L with six facilities spanning three continents. Further, he was responsible for driving margin expansion initiatives, supply chain performance, inventory turns, planning/forecasting accuracy, cash generation, expense management, capital planning and controllership.

“In addition to his immense professional qualifications, David’s genuine concern and compassion for his fellow workers demonstrate what a great fit he is for AUL. We welcome him with great excitement and enthusiasm,” Atkinson said.