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Board of Directors

The guidance provided by a deeply experienced board of directors, representing a broad cross-section of backgrounds, is vital to Western & Southern Financial Group's long-term view on the markets and the steady financial strength and performance it has delivered to our clients for nearly 130 years. Overseeing a privately held company, the Western & Southern Board of Directors operates according to the powers and responsibilities conferred in the bylaws created when the company officially incorporated back in February of 1888.

John F. Barrett

John F. Barrett
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western & Southern Financial Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Herbert R Brown

Herbert R. Brown
Former Senior Vice President, Western & Southern Financial Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)

James N. Clark

James N. Clark
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Western & Southern Financial Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The honorable Jo Ann Davidson

The Honorable Jo Ann Davidson
Former Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives (Columbus, Ohio)

Robert L. Lawrence

Robert L. Lawrence
Former Chief Executive Officer, Local TV LLC; and Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Jacor Communications (Cincinnati, Ohio) 

James Risk headshot 2020

James K. Risk, III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kirby Risk Corporation (Lafayette, Indiana)

Elizabeth A. Smith, ESQ.

Elizabeth A. Smith, ESQ.
Executive Director, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc; Former Partner, Ice Miller LLP (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Robert B. Truitt

Robert B. Truitt
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ash Access Technology, Inc. (Lafayette, Indiana)

The Honorable George H. Walker, III

The Honorable George H. Walker, III
Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary; Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel Nicolaus and Co., Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri)

Thomas L. Williams, ESQ.

Thomas L. Williams, ESQ.
President, North American Properties, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio)

John P. Zanotti, ESQ.

John P. Zanotti, ESQ.
Chairman, Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (Los Angeles, California)