Western & Southern Life’s Ashland Agency Wins President’s Trophy

Western & Southern Financial Group •
John Large
The Ashland Agency of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, has received the company’s highest annual honor, the President’s Trophy.   

The prestigious award from Western & Southern Life recognizes outstanding performance and operation by an agency in both sales and client service. The Ashland Agency is located in Russell, Kentucky.

“To obtain the coveted President’s Trophy, it takes a strong team that is committed to achieving results,” said Troy Brodie, president and chief marketing officer of Western & Southern Life’s W&S Agency Group. “Among the many factors that played a role in the Ashland Agency earning this recognition, strong and experienced leadership, disciplined execution and team spirit rise to the top.”
Western & Southern Life’s agencies are ranked in five measurements tied to production, persistency and financial representative retention. Two financial representatives in the Ashland Agency, Steven Hines (now retired) and Christopher Hamm, also earned Million Dollar Round Table qualification. 

“On behalf of the Ashland Agency team, I can say that we are truly honored by this recognition,” said John Large, Ashland Agency Manager. “We feel gratified that our hard work and persistence have paid off.”
The Ashland Agency includes the following associates who were also recognized as part of the President’s Trophy: staff managers Allen Hewitt, Ryan Matney, Dan Redman, Melinda Risner, Amy Sloan and Joel West,  and financial representatives Becky Adkins, Travis Dearth, Bryon Fellhauer, Christopher Hamm, Steven Hines (now retired), Teresa Killen, Kym Kiser-Wills, Melissa Martin, Jerry Miller, Jessica Mowery, Carolyn Murphy, Matt Rodman, Cheyenne Russell, Tom Sherman, Clay Stephens II, Shellie Twinam, Paula Ward, Brian Washburn and Roy Wyatt.

Agency Operations & Support associates include Crystal Newman, Kelly Hall, Nadine Maynard, Dava Jordan, Stephanie Cook, Lou Hill and Debra Nordhoff.

Western & Southern Life has been awarding the annual President’s Trophy to its top-performing agency for more than 50 years.