Caner Receives C-Suite Award From Venue Magazine

W&S Financial Group Distributors •
Mark Caner

Mark E. Caner, president, W&S Financial Group Distributors, was among two dozen senior executives from across Greater Cincinnati to receive a 2019 “C-Suite Award” from Venue magazine. The awards were presented at a luncheon at the Manor House Event Center in Mason on March 14. 

The C-Suite Award honors the region’s leading chief executive officers; chairmen; chief operating, information, marketing and financial officers; and other C-level executives. Winners are selected based on their individual contributions to their organizations and our region, and for possessing personal leadership characteristics that cultivate a thriving and progressive community. 


Caner joined Western & Southern in 2006. He is responsible for leading W&S Financial Group Distributor’s four sales channels, as well as marketing, product management/development, relationship management and sales support. Before coming to Western & Southern, Caner served as vice president, senior investment strategist and national sales manager with Nationwide Financial Services.


Caner attended The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University and a doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University. He has also achieved the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) industry designations.


Caner was named chairman of The Salvation Army of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky advisory board in 2018 and began his three-year term on Jan. 1, 2019.