John F. Barrett

John F. Barrett

John F. Barrett
Chairman, President and CEO, Western & Southern Financial Group

John F. Barrett is one of Ohio’s most determined supporters of economic development, education, healthcare and the fine arts. He is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Cincinnati-based diversified family of financial services companies with assets owned, managed and under care in excess of $50 billion. A Fortune 500 company, Western & Southern is one of the eight highest-rated life insurance groups in the world, based on Standard & Poor’s ratings. Under his leadership, Western & Southern Financial Group has grown from a $5 billion Midwestern life insurance company into a highly respected national financial services enterprise. Barrett is a recognized leader in the business community and financial services industry, serves on the board of directors of Cintas Corporation, Convergys Corporation and is a past chairman of the Ohio Business Roundtable. He is active on the boards of trustees of Americans for the Arts, the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, and the Cincinnati Business Committee (of which he is a former chairman). He is also a member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), and is on the Board of Governors of Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development.


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