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Western & Southern Life’s Central Ohio Agency Wins President’s Trophy
CINCINNATI – Feb. 21, 2017 – 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 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.
"While this recognition affirms the outstanding results that the Central Ohio agency has produced, it also recognizes the team collectively for its strong role in helping provide financial stability for families," said Troy Brodie, president of Western & Southern Life’s Agency Group.
The Central Ohio agency is comprised of four offices in the following locations: Lancaster, Grove City, Zanesville and Newark.
Western & Southern Life’s agencies are rated monthly in five key categories focusing on growth results and client retention. Christopher Schrader, a staff manager in the Central Ohio agency, finished in the top 10 among staff managers nationwide in sales, and two financial representatives, Kyle Gleich and Nathan Fausnaugh, earned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) qualification.
"On behalf of the Central Ohio agency team, I can say that we are truly honored by this recognition," said Gene Patterson, Central Ohio agency manager. "We work proactively year-round to support our clients with their financial and insurance needs. Equally important though is our heartfelt commitment to serve our neighbors as key community partners."
John F. Barrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Western & Southern, and Brodie will be presenting the President’s Trophy to the Central Ohio team members at a dinner and awards ceremony at the Columbus Marriott Northeast in Dublin, Ohio, on March 3.
In addition to Patterson, Schrader, Gleich and Fausnaugh, other associates from the Central Ohio agency who will be recognized as part of the President’s Trophy include sales managers Aaron Steffan, Greg Shaeffer, Matthew Richardson and Natalie Terry; district supervisor Autumn Brobst; and financial representatives Erin Spackey, Gale Gemienhardt, Candace Roush, Terry Kelley, Andrea Spires, Stacy Billingsley, Jennifer Bazell, Chelsie Dearing, Richard Schwegler, Heather Dawson, Colton Dutiel, Brittany Uhl, James Azbell, Diane Bittner, Teri Latier-Lytton, Jewel Farmer, Ted Malone, Lyndsey Drake, Adam Hollingshead, Edward O’Nail Jr., Dax Hoff, Cyrena Nichols, Richard Dearing, Charles Moore, Shelly Mink, Ryan Scott, Benjamin Huffman, Kimberly Harless, Bouavan Saythongphet, Angie Brunney, Kelly Thoman, William Daubenmire and William Butts.
Clerical associates for the agency include Cynthia Monroe, Sara Linn, Leeann Reckner, Julie Hartman, Cherry Bethel and Larry Kennedy.
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 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 2016 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, visit WSLife.com.
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 ($45.4 billion) and managed ($23.1 billion) total $68.5 billion as of Sept. 30, 2016. 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 LLC¹; 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 WesternSouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (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.
¹ A registered investment advisor.
² A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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