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.
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 indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer, registered investment advisor 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 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.