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DIRECTORS

  • Dan Towriss
    Dan Towriss Director

    Mr. Towriss serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company. He is an insurance veteran with more than 22 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Mr. Towriss is a graduate of Ball State University, is a credentialed actuary and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries as well as a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

  • Greg Ballard
    Greg Ballard Director

    The Honorable Greg Ballard served for two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis from 2008 to 2016. Prior to that time, Mayor Ballard served for 23 years in the United States Marine Corps; he received several awards as a member of the Marine Corps (including the Legion of Merit) and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a visiting fellow at the University of Indianapolis.

  • Ryan Cloud
    Ryan Cloud Director

    Mr. Cloud serves as General Counsel for Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Cloud was an attorney at the New York and Chicago offices of Sidney Austin LLP.

  • Allison Duncan
    Allison Duncan Director

    Ms. Duncan retired from the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour in 2013 to start a family. Ms. Duncan spent six years on the LPGA Tour and ten total seasons as a professional golfer, and she also served on the LPGA Tour Board as a Player Director and on the USA Golf Board as a Player Representative.

  • Karen Maginn
    Karen Maginn Director and Chair

    Ms. Maginn is the Senior Vice President, Marketing at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company where she is the architect in creating and communicating the brand, voice and marketing vision in order to increase brand awareness, loyalty and sales. She leads all sales, service and member marketing strategies to support the achievement of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company’s growth objectives. Ms. Maginn has over 30 years in the financial services industry.

  • Sonja McClelland
    Sonja McClelland Director

    Ms. McClelland is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer at Hurco Companies, Inc. an international, industrial technology company that designs, manufactures and sells Computer Numerical Control machine tools. Ms. McClelland joined Hurco Companies, Inc. in 1996, and has held a series of accounting-related roles. Prior to that, she worked for an international public accounting firm. Ms. McClelland was named a 2015 Woman of Influence by Indianapolis Business Journal and is an Emeritus Board Member of Dress for Success Indianapolis.

  • Susan Wilson
    Susan Wilson Director

    Ms. Wilson is the Director of Strategic Data at JD Byrider and is responsible for all strategic data analysis and software development in collections and payment acceptance. JD Byrider is a franchise organization that supports over 160 locations and has sold more than 1 million vehicles.

OFFICERS

  • Karen Maginn
    Karen Maginn Director and Chair

    Ms. Maginn is the Senior Vice President, Marketing at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company where she is the architect in creating and communicating the brand, voice and marketing vision in order to increase brand awareness, loyalty and sales. She leads all sales, service and member marketing strategies to support the achievement of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company’s growth objectives. Ms. Maginn has over 30 years in the financial services industry.

  • Jenna Austin
    Jenna Austin Vice Chair

    Ms. Austin is a sales and marketing professional at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company. Ms. Austin has over 10 years in the financial services industry and is currently in the process of earning her Juris Doctor degree.

  • Elly Nettleton
    Elly Nettleton Treasurer

    Ms. Nettleton is a Vice President of Accounting at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company. Prior to this role, Ms. Nettleton was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

  • Melissa Watson
    Melissa Watson Secretary

    Ms. Watson is the Assistant Vice President of Corporate Planning at Guggenheim Insurance Services. Prior to this role, she served as a Senior Corporate Financial Analyst at Hurco Companies, Inc. as well as a Senior Associate in the Indianapolis office of Deloitte LLP. She is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

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