Our Family of Companies
western & southern financial group
western & southern life
columbus life insurance company
eagle realty group
fort washington investment advisors
gerber life insurance
integrity life insurance company
lafayette life insurance company
national integrity life insurance company
touchstone investments
western & southern financial group distributors

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.
Karen Chamberlain

Karen A. Chamberlain

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Meet Karen Chamberlain
Lisa Fangman

Lisa B. Fangman

Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations
Meet Lisa Fangman
D. 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 
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Steve Hussey

Stephen G. Hussey, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Compensation & Benefits
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phillip e. king

Phillip E. King

Senior Vice President & Auditor
Meet Phil King
Linda Lake

Linda M. Lake

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
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Jill McGruder

Jill T. McGruder

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Meet Jill McGruder
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
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James J. Vance

James J. Vance

Senior Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Brendan White

Brendan M. White

Senior Vice President & Co-Chief Investment Officer
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Vice Presidents

  • Edward J. Babbitt, Government Relations
  • 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

Leaders of Our Member Companies

  • Columbus Life Insurance Company - John H. Bultema, President & CEO; Matthew E. Canterbury, Senior Vice President Sales
  • Eagle Realty Group, LLC - Thomas M. Stapleton, 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, Chief Marketing 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.