CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Great American Insurance Group recently announced the promotion of Mark F. Muething to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its Annuity and Supplemental businesses. Mr. Muething will also serve as COO for Great American Financial Resources (GAFRI), a wholly-owned subsidiary. He will also continue in his role as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of GAFRI.
Mark Muething Named Chief Operating Officer for Great American's Annuity and Supplemental Operations (Photo: Business Wire)
Mr. Muething started his career as an Associate at Keating, Muething & Klekamp in September 1984 and was promoted to Partner in 1991. In 1993, he joined American Annuity Group, a predecessor company to GAFRI, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Over the last 19 years, his responsibilities have increased and include oversight of the Company’s Supplemental Insurance operations and key functions such as Information Technology, Operations, Legal, and Creative Marketing Services. Over the last few years, Mr. Muething has played a significant role in strategic planning for the Company’s Annuity and Supplemental operations and has led many of his teams through significant growth with a focus on organizational effectiveness.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Mark is a former member of Council and Vice Mayor of Amberley Village, a community in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The subsidiaries of Great American Financial Resources offer traditional fixed, indexed and variable annuities and various forms of supplemental insurance such as Medicare supplement. The company’s subsidiaries include Great American Life Insurance Company®, Annuity Investors Life Insurance Company®, United Teacher Associates Insurance Company® and Loyal American Life Insurance Company®. GAFRI is a member of the Great American Insurance Group.
Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities and a variety of supplemental insurance products such as Medicare supplement. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for over 100 years (most recent rating evaluation effective on February 14, 2011). The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol AFG.
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