The Central Ohio Agency of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life), a member of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), has won the company’s highest annual honor, the President’s Trophy. This marks the second consecutive year in which the agency achieved this significant milestone.
The prestigious award recognizes outstanding performance and operations in both sales and client service. For this year’s win, the Central Ohio Agency earned the best overall combined score in five key categories that focus on growth, results and client retention.
“Since its founding 130 years ago, Western & Southern Life has shown strength and stability while continuing to be well-positioned for future growth and success,” said Troy Brodie, president of Western & Southern Life’s Agency Group. “This theme of strength, future growth and success also describes The Central Ohio Agency.”
Brodie also noted that the agency has embraced Western & Southern Life’s business strategies, especially those pertaining to attracting and retaining best-in-class associates at every level of the organization. Indeed, many members of Gene Patterson’s team have garnered their own impressive accolades. Nathan Fausnaugh, a financial representative with the agency, qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for the second year in a row. Kyle Gleich, a personally producing staff manager with the agency, qualified for MDRT for the fifth year in a row. Gleich is also the company’s leading registered representative.
Receiving this recognition two years in a row is truly an honor.“Receiving this recognition two years in a row is truly an honor as well as a testament to our extremely talented and hardworking team,” said Patterson. “We appreciate the opportunity to fulfill our clients’ financial needs and provide continuity in their lives when they need it the most.”
John F. Barrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern, and Brodie presented the President’s Trophy to the Central Ohio team members at a dinner and awards ceremony held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio, on March 2
In addition to Patterson, Gleich, Fausnaugh and a number of other associates were recognized for their contributions to the winning agency. This is the third time Patterson has led a team to the President’s Trophy winner’s circle. The Central Ohio Agency is comprised of four offices located in Lancaster, Grove City, Zanesville and Newark.
About Western & Southern Life
The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Western-Southern Life Assurance Company (both known as Western & Southern Life), are members of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) and offer life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, fixed annuities, retirement strategies and personalized needs analysis for individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market. It serves customers through 148 field offices nationwide, plus WSLife.com and a call center known as the Client Relationship Center at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati. The company is a 2018 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, visit www.westernsouthern.com/wslife.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and celebrating 130 years this year, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($48 billion) and managed ($27 billion) total $75 billion as of Dec. 31, 2017. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.;1 IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC;1 Touchstone Advisors, Inc.;1 Touchstone Securities, Inc.;2 W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;2 and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open (www.wsopen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.
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