CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Mark F. Muething has been named President of its Annuity Group. In addition to this new role, Mr. Muething will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Great American’s Annuity Group.
S. Craig Lindner, Co-Chief Executive Officer, American Financial Group, stated, “I am pleased to promote Mark to President of Great American’s Annuity Group, given his outstanding leadership abilities and long tenure within our operations. Mark has been a tremendous partner to me and I look forward to working with him in this new role.”
Mr. Muething joined American Annuity Group, a predecessor company to Great American’s Annuity Group, nearly 25 years ago as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1999 and in 2012, assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Muething oversees the Annuity Distribution, Operations, Information Technology and Legal functions. Prior to joining Great American, Mr. Muething worked as an Associate and Partner at the Cincinnati law firm Keating, Muething & Klekamp.
Mr. Muething is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
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 fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 100 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed August 11, 2017). The members of 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 under the symbol AFG.