O. F. Stafford is president of Pilot Life Insurance Company of Greensboro. He has been with the company for forty-five years, and Paysour describes his rise through the ranks to become company president.
In December 1911, in Greensboro, Charles L. Weill and Marmaduke Robins founded Robins & Weill, one of North Carolina's best-known real estate and insurance agencies. The firm started with insurance, but in 1916, branched out into real estate.
In the concluding article on Pilot Insurance Company (previous in 12 December 1953, Vol. 21, No. 28, pp. 2-3, 16), Davis examines how Pilot survived the stock market crash to continue investing in the South.
W. Roger Soles is the first president of Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, a life insurance company in Greensboro. Soles has national prominence in the insurance industry and is one of the most respected business leaders in North Carolina. This article discusses Soles’ background, accomplishments, and contributions to the insurance industry.
Employment benefits for the profiled North Carolina companies are not limited to traditional perks like vacation time and health plans. Businesses like Red Ventures, Alston and Bird, Senn Dunn Insurance, and nCino offer benefits such as video games at work, subsidized backup daycare, a paid day off for Christmas shopping, and weekly surf and paddleboard lessons.