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                                                                                   Anne Megerle, Chair Finance & Treasurer

Sarah Broman, Chair Human Resources                                                    Anne Mulder, Chair Advocacy

Ruby Crawford-Hemphill, Chair Racial Justice                                        Kathy Selker, Chair Communications

Hope Felton-Miller, Immediate Past Chair                                                 Jamila Watson, Chair Program Evaluation

Danya Karram, Chair Governance                                                                 Stephanie Wyler, Chair Financial Development


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Board Member Professional Affiliation Company
Alicia Bond-Lewis Partner Dinsmore
Sarah Broman Executive VP, Marketing Manager, Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky PNC


Helen Buford President & CEO Denneen & Company, Inc.
Christi Cornette Chief Culture Officer Cincinnati Bell
Ruby Crawford-Hemphill Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Women’s Health Services University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Jennifer Dauer Executive in Residence CincyTech
Hope Felton-Miller Managing Partner Felton Willis, LLC
Nadine Gibson Senior Vice President Program Manager Jones Lang LaSalle
Chandra Gravely Partner & Vice President Crescent Women’s Medical Group
Toi Clarke Jones President & Chief Solutions Officer Onyx Sourcing Solutions
Diane Jordan President & CEO Thembi Speaks
Danya Karram Principal Brilliant Advice
Kathy Kelly Community Volunteer
Arlene Koth VP, Administration & Human Resources Triversity
Jill McGruder President & CEO IFS Financial Services, Inc. Western & Southern Financial Group
Anne (Lame) Megerle Assistant Vice President Lenox Wealth
Anne Mulder Community Volunteer
De Asa Nichols, MBA Supplier Diversity Manager Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jackie Reau Founder/CEO Game Day Communications
Stephanie Robertson Associate Director, Shopper Marketing & Scale Procter & Gamble
Zeinab Schwen President Strategic Regulatory Consulting
Kathy Selker Owner & CEO Northlich
Liza Smitherman VP Professional Development Brewster Pumping/Jostin Construction, Inc.
Saema Somalya St. VP, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary Fifth Third Bank
Alicia Townsend VP, Community Development Manager, OH Metro Markets Government Relations & Community Development U.S. Bank
Monica Turner VP, Sales North America Procter & Gamble
Jamila Watson Insights & Design Research Advisor FedEx Services
Pamela Weber Senior Vice President PNC Bank
Stephanie Wyler Retired Judge, Instructional Specialist University of Cincinnati