Lewis J. (Jack) Alphin owns and operates an 1,800-acre farm in Mt. Olive, N.C.
Alphin was first elected to the Nationwide board in 1993. He is past board chairman of Farmland Mutual Insurance Company (2004-2006), an affiliated Nationwide company.
Alphin is a member of the Duplin County Farm Bureau, the North Carolina Farm Bureau and the Farm Credit Council. He is the former board chairman of the Cape Fear Farm Credit Association, a member and former vice president, secretary/treasurer and director of the Duplin County Agribusiness Council, and a former board member of the Southern States Cooperative (1986 to 1993) and the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association, having served as its past president. He was appointed to the board of the North Carolina Agricultural Authority by the governor.
Alphin is a retired major in the North Carolina National Guard who served in Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991.