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Creating a 135-Year Heritage of Financial Strength & Stability

Three essential ingredients have gone into our recipe for success: loyal customers like you, our team of 3,300 dedicated associates and agile leaders with the expertise and astute judgment to know when to stay the course and when to make a move.

Our Leadership: A Key Cornerstone of Our Success

What does effective business leadership look like at Western & Southern? It all begins with our focus on people: serving you, our customers and business partners, with ethics and integrity, building fulfilling career paths for our associates, and making positive impacts on the communities in which we live, work and play.

Board of Directors: Multidisciplinary Leadership

Diversity of experience. Passion for our mission and vision. Unparalleled expertise. Commitment to excellence. These are just a few of the many qualities it takes to be a member of Western & Southern's board of directors. As Chairman of the Board, John Barrett leads this team of 10 highly talented individuals as they oversee our privately held company and manage our long-term goals and objectives.


John F. Barrett: Our Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Beginning in 1987 as its Chief Financial Officer, John F. Barrett has more than 30 years of leadership tenure with Western & Southern Financial Group. In addition to his top executive responsibilities, he actively serves in key leadership roles with local and national companies, organizations and educational institutions. John Barrett has been a prominent leader not only in the development of downtown Cincinnati but also for numerous civic causes that drive continual improvement of our community in areas such as health care, cancer research, arts and education.


Senior Leadership: Our Executive Management Team

No successful organization can operate effectively with only a handful of key associates. Western & Southern's senior leadership team totals around 40 executives. Each of these accomplished individuals plays a pivotal role in the efficient day-to-day business operations of our member companies. Their indispensable skills and experience span various disciplines including marketing, finance, insurance operations, compliance, law, human resources and digital technology.