Joshua Swogger Named VP at Western & Southern

To lead business & staff development for MD, WVA, PA & OH

CINCINNATI — May 4, 2015 — Joshua Swogger has been named divisional vice president at The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life), to lead business and staff development for Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“Josh’s track record of outstanding performance and leadership make him the ideal candidate for this DVP position,” said Troy Brodie, president, W&S Agency Group. “We’re confident in his ability to build and develop a team of financial representatives tasked with implementing solutions to help our clients prepare for the future.” Swogger will lead an aggressive recruiting initiative with plans to add 50 financial representatives to his current staff of 165. Western & Southern Life’s financial representatives provide middle-income Americans access to life insurance, annuities and retirement services.

Swogger joined Western & Southern Life in May 2010 as a financial representative. He was promoted to sales manager in December 2010 and to agency manager in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. Swogger resides in Youngstown with his wife Angela, and his 3 daughters Abigail, Madison, Gabrielle.


About The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (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 164 field offices nationwide, plus and a call center known as the Client Relationship Center. The company is a 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, see

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) has grown into a diversified family of financial services companies. Its assets owned ($43 billion) and managed ($27 billion) totaled $70 billion as of Dec. 31, 2014. 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 Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

* Lafayette Life has a 97 Comdex Ranking.
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