John Barrett, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western & Southern Financial Group
September 14, 2009
John F. Barrett is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati-based Western & Southern Financial Group®, a Fortune 500 company with a diversified family of financial services companies with assets owned, managed and under its care in excess of $42 billion. A recognized leader within the business community and financial services industry, Mr. Barrett serves on many prominent Cincinnati companies’ corporate boards of directors and charitable boards of trustees. Western & Southern Financial Group® is one of the nine strongest life insurance groups in the world, based on its Standard and Poor’s rating.
Nationally, Mr. Barrett serves a member of Washington, D.C.’s Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable and he is a trustee and former chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers.
Additionally, he is past chairman of the Association of Life Insurance Companies (Ohio), the Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC), the Cincinnati Equity Fund,
Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., and the Ohio Business Roundtable. He recently led the first statewide tax reform in Ohio in over 75 years as part of his involvement as chairman of the Ohio Business Roundtable.
Mr. Barrett will be inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame in October 2009.