The Ohio Valley Agency of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life), a member of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), 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 Ohio Valley Agency is located in Monaca, Pennsylvania and serves an area that extends into Ohio.
“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 Agency Group. “Among the many factors that played a role in The Ohio Valley Agency earning this recognition, disciplined execution and team spirit rise to the top.”
Western & Southern Life’s agencies are rated monthly in five key categories focusing on growth results and client retention. A financial representative in The Ohio Valley Agency, Dan Onufryk, also earned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) qualification.
“On behalf of The Ohio Valley Agency team, I can say that we are truly honored by this recognition,” said Scott Garlough, Ohio Valley Agency Manager. “We feel gratified that our hard work and persistence have paid off.”
John F. Barrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Western & Southern, and Brodie presented the President’s Trophy to the Ohio Valley team members at a dinner and awards ceremony held at The Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh on March 1.
In addition to Garlough and Onufryk, other associates from The Ohio Valley Agency who were recognized as part of the President’s Trophy include staff managers Joseph Calabrese, Chris Gonzalez, Austin Gregory, Ellen Clark-McCoy and Patty Piatt; and financial representatives Robin Caroselli, Rob Conricote, Jill Czech, Steve Donofe, Zachery Economos, Kevin Farley, William Holcomb, Alison Humes, Valerie Ketchum, Scott Keyser, John Klenotic, Mandy Mitchell, Ross Mollica, Amanda Nahod, Dina Pavia, William Pierce, Heriberto Pimental, Robert Reighard, Bill Tedesco, Marcie Washabaugh, Mary Jane Wildman, Carle Zents, Jr., and Jeff Zinni.
Agency Operations & Support associates include Dianna Oakes, Lisa Cameron, Anita Hartung and Gretchen Larrick.
Western & Southern Life has been awarding the annual President’s Trophy to its top-performing agency for more than 50 years.
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 123 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 2019 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, 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 ($51.6 billion) and managed ($23.3 billion) totaled $74.9 billion as of Dec. 31, 2018. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its seven life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Gerber Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings. 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. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.