Board of Directors

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Jill McGruder, Board Chair

Jill T. McGruder serves as chief marketing officer, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern). In this capacity, McGruder has responsibility for Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, Lafayette Life Insurance Company, Touchstone Investments, Western & Southern Agency and W&S Financial Group Distributors

Since joining Western & Southern in 1991, McGruder has been responsible for the startup, acquisition, integration and growth of core businesses that, all together, have $36 billion in assets under management and generate more than $7 billion in annual sales.

McGruder also serves as president and chief executive officer of Integrity Life Insurance Company, National Integrity Life Insurance Company, IFS Financial Services, Inc. and Touchstone Investments. McGruder is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and has earned FINRA Series 6, 26, 7, 24 and 63 registrations.

Throughout her career, McGruder has been active on numerous industry committees at the national level, chairing the Life Office Management Association (LOMA) Equity Products and Annuity Committee and Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA) Specialty Distribution Committee. She currently serves on the LL Global Inc. (LIMRA/LOMA) board of directors and is a member representative of the Financial Services Roundtable.

Her not-for-profit activities include current service as a board member for the Taft Museum of Art and the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. She is past chair of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way’s Tocqueville Society and past president of the Board of Governors of The University Club of Cincinnati. Her past directorships include United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Nature Center, Family Service of the Greater Cincinnati Area and Every Child Succeeds. She is past chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Experience. McGruder has been honored as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement and as the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Woman of the Year.

Executive Committee

Diane Jordan, Vice Chair & Secretary                                                          Anne Mulder, Chair Advocacy

Sarah Broman, Chair Human Resources                                                   Jackie Reau, Chair Communications

Hope Felton-Miller, Immediate Past Chair                                              Alicia Townsend, Chair Racial Justice

Steve Kenat, Chair Facilities                                                                          Jamila Watson, Chair Program Evaluation

Arlene Koth, Chair Governance                                                                    Pam Weber, Chair Financial Development

Anne Megerle, Chair Finance & Treasurer



2019-2020 Board of Directors

Board Member Professional AffiliationCompany
Rebeca ArbonaPresident & Chief Truth TellerBrand True
Alicia Bond-LewisPartnerDinsmore
Sarah BromanExecutive Vice President, Marketing Manager, Southern Ohio Northern KentuckyPNC
Helen BufordCommunity Volunteer
Christi CornetteChief Culture OfficerCincinnati Bell
Jennifer DauerExecutive in ResidenceCincyTech
Hope Felton-MillerManaging PartnerFelton Willis, LLC
Nadine GibsonSenior Vice President Program ManagerDiversified Facility Solutions
Chandra GravelyPartner and Vice PresidentCrescent Women's Medical Group
Diane JordanPresident/CEOThembi Speaks, LLC
Sandy KaltmanCommunity Volunteer
Kathy KellyCommunity Volunteer
Steve KenatDirector of Community DevelopmentGBBN
Arlene KothPresident & FounderOPC Consulting
Christie KuhnsChief of Staff, VP Operations & Community RelationsUC Health
Anitra MarshAssociate Director, Global Sustainability and Brand CommunicationsP&G
Jill McGruderPresident & CEOIFS Financial Services, Inc., Western & Southern Financial Group
Anne MegerleAssistant Vice PresidentLenox Wealth
Anne MulderCommunity Volunteer
De Asa NicholsSupplier Diversity ManagerCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Paaras ParkerHead of Human RelationsKroger Digital
Nicole RasmussenAudit PartnerDeloitte & Touche
Jackie ReauFounder/CEOGameDay Communications
Darrin RedusVice President & Executive Director, Minority Business AcceleratorCincinnati Regional USA Chamber
Stephanie RobertsonAssociate Director, Shopper Marketing & ScaleP&G
Zeinab SchwenPresidentStrategic Regulatory Consulting
Liza SmithermanVP Professional DevelopmentBrewster Pumping/Jostin Construction, Inc.
Saema SomalyaSr. VP, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Corporate SecretaryFifth Third Bank
Alicia TownsendVP/Community Development Manager, OH Metro Markets Government Relations & Community DevelopmentU.S. Bank
Jamila WatsonInsights & Design Research AdvisorFedEx Services
Pam WeberSenior Vice PresidentPNC Bank
Stephanie WylerRetired Judge, Instructional SpecialistUniversity of Cincinnati
Craig YoungFounder & President/Executive DirectorYoung Family Foundation, Inspiring Service