American Financial Group is committed to strong and effective corporate governance. "Integrity in All We Do" is one of our core values. We believe that strong principles and the highest standards of ethical conduct are critical to securing investor trust and confidence.

Carl H. Lindner III
Co-Chief Executive Officer/Co-President and Director
Carl H. Lindner III was elected Co-Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. He has served as Co-President and a director of American Financial Group since March 1996. He is Chairman of Great American Insurance Company and has been principally responsible for the Company's property and casualty insurance operations since 1987. He became involved in Great American’s property and casualty business in 1975 and has worked in varying roles of increasing responsibility over the years.
S. Craig Lindner
Co-Chief Executive Officer/Co-President and Director

S. Craig Lindner was elected Co-Chief Executive Officer in January 2005. He has served as Co-President and a director of American Financial Group since March 1996. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Great American Financial Resources, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AFG that markets traditional fixed and fixed- indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Mr. Lindner also oversees the investment portfolios of AFG and its affiliated companies. He has worked in various roles within the AFG affiliated companies since 1977.

Joseph E. (Jeff) Consolino
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph E. (Jeff) Consolino became a Director of American Financial Group in December 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2013.

From February 2013 until its acquisition by the Company in November 2016, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary, National Interstate Corporation. In December 2015, Mr. Consolino was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Board of Neon Capital Limited (formerly Marketform Group, Ltd.), a subsidiary of the Company which operates a syndicate at Lloyd’s of London. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Consolino served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Validus Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based property and casualty (re)insurance company. Mr. Consolino also served as Chief Executive Officer, President and founding Director of PαCRe Ltd., a Bermuda-based underwriter of top-layer property catastrophe (re)insurance during his time as an executive officer of Validus through December 2015, when PαCRe Ltd. ceased operations and returned all capital to its shareholders. Prior to joining Validus in March 2006, Mr. Consolino served as a managing director in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division. While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Consolino specialized in insurance company advisory and financing transactions. Until 2015, Mr. Consolino served on the boards of directors of Validus and PαCRe Ltd., has been a member of the Board of Overseers of the School of Risk Management at St John's University and currently serves as a director of AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale insurance broker based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Michelle A. Gillis
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Michelle A. Gillis was elected Senior Vice President of the Company in March 2013. Since March 2012, she served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company with responsibilities for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Real Estate and various shared service areas. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President overseeing Human Resources. Since joining Great American Insurance Company in 2004, Ms. Gillis held various senior human resource management positions. Previously, Ms. Gillis spent several years in senior human resources roles in the financial services sector.
Vito C. Peraino
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Vito C. Peraino was elected Senior Vice President and General Counsel of American Financial Group in March 2012. He served as the Senior Vice President of Great American since 2002 and its Assistant General Counsel since 2004. Since joining Great American in 1999, Mr. Peraino has held various executive claims management positions. Mr. Peraino spent several years in private practice prior to joining the Company. He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, California Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Other Corporate Management

H. Kim Baird
Vice President – Taxes
Karl J. Grafe
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Secretary
Brian S. Hertzman
Vice President and Controller
Mark A. Weiss
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
David J. Witzgall
Vice President and Treasurer