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Meet the Senior Leadership Team Behind Our Success

With a clear vision and a drive to achieve, our leadership team inspires excellence across our company that guides our growth as a leader in the financial services industry.

Western & Southern Companies are led by John F. Barrett, Chairman, President & CEO of Western & Southern Mutual Holding Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc., The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and Western-Southern Life Assurance Company.
Lisa Fangman

Lisa B. Fangman

Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations
Meet Lisa Fangman
james j fitzgerald

James J. Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer 
Meet James Fitzgerald
Todd Henderson

D. Todd Henderson

Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Risk and Data Officer
Meet D. Todd Henderson
Bradley J Hunkler

Bradley J. Hunkler

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer 
Meet Bradley Hunkler
Steve Hussey

Stephen G. Hussey, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Compensation & Benefits
Meet Stephen Hussey
Linda Lake

Linda M. Lake

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Meet Linda Lake
Jill McGruder

Jill T. McGruder

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Meet Jill McGruder
Paul Moore

Paul B. Moore

Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer

Meet Paul Moore
Jonathan Niemeyer

Jonathan D. Niemeyer

Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel
Meet Jonathan Niemeyer
Nicholas Sargen

Nicholas P. Sargen

Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
Meet Nicholas Sargen
James J. Vance

James J. Vance

Senior Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Meet James Vance
Brendan White

Brendan M. White

Senior Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
Meet Brendan White

Vice Presidents

  • Keith T. Clark, M.D., Medical Director
  • Wade M. Fugate, Controller
  • Kevin L. Howard, Deputy General Counsel
  • Todd A. Lee, Marketing & Digital Center of Excellence
  • Bruce W. Maisel, Chief Compliance Officer
  • David E. Nevers, Public Relations & Corporate Communications
  • Rodrick Snyder, Audit

Leaders of Our Member Companies

  • Columbus Life Insurance Company - John H. Bultema, President & CEO; Matthew E. Canterbury, Senior Distribution Officer
  • Eagle Realty Group, LLC - Paul Silva, President
  • Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. - Maribeth S. Rahe, President & CEO
  • Gerber Life Agency, LLC1 - Robert J. DalSanto, President
  • Gerber Life Insurance Company - Keith M. O'Reilly, President & CEO; David A. Rosenbluth, Senior Vice President Marketing
  • IFS Financial Services, Inc. - Jill T. McGruder, President & CEO; Travis D. Schraffenberger, Vice President Marketing Support & Execution
  • Integrity Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company - Jill T. McGruder, President & CEO
  • Touchstone Investments - Blake Moore, Senior Vice President & CEO
  • W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. - Mark E. Caner, President
  • The Lafayette Life Insurance Company - John H. Bultema, President & CEO; Lawrence R. Silverstein, Senior Distribution Officer
  • W&S Agency Group & W&S Brokerage Services, Inc. - Troy D. Brodie, President; James J. DeLuca, Vice President Marketing & Client Experience

1Gerber Life Agency, LLC was formerly known as Insurance Profillment Solutions, LLC; name change pending in some states.