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Insurance company executive

Robert Stephenson Greer was insurance company executive. Named Alumni Endowed Chair of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, 1989, Distinguished Citizen of Year, Boy Scouts American, 1989, Alumnus of Year, Louisiana State University Alumni Association, 1990; recipient Young Men’s Christian Association Lifetime Achievement award, 1999.

Background

Greer, Robert Stephenson was born on April 2, 1920 in Baton Rouge. Son of Fred Jones and Nannie (Stephenson) Greer.

Education

Insurance agent, Union National Life Insurance Company, Baton Rouge, 1941-1942, district manager, 1945-1948, vice president, 1948-1956, executive vice president, 1956-1970, president and chief Executive officer, 1970-1985, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1985-1990. President and chief Executive officer Union National Fire Insurance Company, Baton Rouge, 1970-1985, Chairman of the Board, chiefexec. officer, 1985-1990. Director Premier Regional Bank.

Past director Louisiana National Bank, Baton Rouge Savings & Loan, Union National Life Insurance Company, Union National Fire Insurance Company Am Campaign. Chairman United Way, 1977, president, 1980-1981. Board directors Salvation Army, Our Lady of the Lake Foundation, Hospice Foundation, National Conference Christians and Jews, Pennington biomedical.

Career

Insurance agent Union National Life Insurance Company, Baton Rouge, 1941-1942, district manager, 1945-1948, vice president, 1948-1956, executive vice president, 1956-1970, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1970-1985, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1985-1990. President, Chief Executive Officer Union National Fire Insurance Company, 1970-1985, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1985-1990. Director Premier Regional Bank.

Membership

Chairman United Way, 1977, president, 1980-1981. Board directors Salvation Army, Our Lady of the Lake Foundation, Hospice Foundation, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Pennington biomedical Research Center, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, 1976-1980, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, 1978-1982, 87—. Chairman board trustees 1st United Methodist Church, since 1970.

Past board directors, past president Young Men's Christian Association Lieutenant United States Navy, World War World War II. Member Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (past president), Better Business Bureau Baton Rouge (past president), Louisiana State University College Business Alumni (past president), Louisiana State University Alumni Federation (past president, Hall of Distinction 1987), Life Insurers Conference (past chairman Distinguished Service award 1991), Life Insurers Conference, Council for a Better Louisiana (past president), Country Club (past president), City Club (board directors 1968-1970), Rotary (past president, Free Enterpriser of Year 1985, Executive of Year 1986), Kappa Sigma (Distinguished Alumnus award 1996), Beta Gamma Sigma.

Connections

Married Patricia Pettry, October 1, 1944, children— Robert S., John P. Bachelor of Science, Louisiana.

father:
Fred Jones Greer

mother:
Nannie (Stephenson) Greer

spouse:
Patrica Pettry

child:
Robert S. Greer

child:
John P. Greer